Živko Grozdanoski was born on November 10, 1986 in Kichevo. He received his primary education in Bigor Dolenci and Kichevo, and his secondary education in the American high school “Nova” in Skopje. In 2005, his first poetry collection “Sand and Silk” was published. In 2009, he graduated from the Department of Italian Language and Literature at the Faculty of Philology “Blaže Koneski” in Skopje. In the same year, in the “Magma” edition of “Templum”, the first edition of “Imprints on Ice Cubes” come out, which is a collection of very short meditative prose. In 2011, he published his (very) short story collection “Stories about Herbs and other stories”. In 2014, he published the novel “A Suitcase for Three” (a collection of three novellas) (Ili-Ili), which was a finalist for the “Novel of the Year” award. In 2016, the second and supplemented edition of “Imprints on Ice Cubes” (Templum) was published. In 2018, he published his second novel “The Last Name of the Future” (Antholog). He has translated from Italian the essay by Alessandro Barico “Next – a small book about globalization and the world to come” (Antholog, 2010), Italo Zveva’s novel “Senility” (Templum, 2011), the short story collection “Mud” by Nicolo Amanti (Magor, 2013 ) and Emanuel Trevi’s novel “Something Written” (Magor, 2015). He has also translated Eugenio Montale’s collection of poems “Bones of Sepia” (Magor, 2013). In 2007, his short documentary “In a Cage”, shot in Kosovska Mitrovica a year earlier, was shown at the Cannes Film Festival.