Liljana Dirjan was born in 1953 in Skopje. She graduated at the Faculty of Philology. Sha was on a study visit in Paris, as a grantee of the French government and the Gulbenkian Foundation. She published the following poetry books: Natural Occurence (Misla, 1980), Live Measire (Nasha Kniga, 1985), Wormwood Field (Misla, 1989), “Champ d’abisinthe” (in French), 1996, at the publishing house Est/Quest Internationales, Paris and Heavy Silk (Matica Makedonska, 1997). She is the winner of the awards “Studentski Zbor” (1980_ and Miladinov Brothers (1985). She has been translated in many languages and included in many anthologies of the contemporary Macedonian poetry. She is one of the founders and a member of the Independent Writers of Macedonia.