Slavko Janevski (Skopje, 11 January 1920 – Skopje,30 January 2000), a poet,short story writer, novelist, essay writer, painter. He took up literature and painting from very early age. He was a participant in the National Liberation War. As a member of the Third Macedonian Assault Brigade, he writes the verses Blood-stained Thread, published immediately after the Liberation. Since January 1945 he was the editor of the first periodic publication for children in Macedonian “Pioner”. He was a Chief editor of the literature magazines “Nov Den”, “Sovremenost” and “Horizont” and of the humoristic-satyrical magazine “Osten”. He spent a great part of his life as aan editor in the publishing houses “Koco Racin”, “Makedonska Kniga” and “Nasha Kniga”. He was one of the founders of the Writers’ Association of Macedonia (1947) and its President; a President of the Board of Struga Poetry Evenings and Racin’s Meetings, as well as one ofthe founders of MASA. His works have been translated in all the Yugoslav and many other world languages. He has been included in Macedonian, European and world anthologies. He was the author of the first novel and the first novella in the Macedonian literature and of oneof the biggest opuses in the Macedonian literature. In his poetry work, his most significant work is The Gospel according to Peyo the Smart, in the literature for children the triology Puppy Paff (Puppy Paff in the town of Sumsul, Puppy Paff watches from the space, and Puppy Paff the master of Dreams); in his prose writings his most significant work is the novel work Kukulino, in which (in 10 volumes) he follows the historic pilgrimage of the tribe of Kerubin through whole 14 centuries, shown in a chaos of vices and despair, in disorder and disunion, with boundaries of misunderstandings and interpersonal confrontation. In his opus there are erected history and myth, reality and fiction. He was an author of two screenplays and art exhibitions. He was a winner of high national, Yugoslav and world awards and recognitions in the area of literature and film. Works: The Blood-stained thread (poetry, 1945), The railway track of youth (with Aco Sopov, poetry,1946), Pioneers, Boys and Girls, little insects and Forest Beasts (poetry for children, 1946), Singing Letters (poetry for children, 1946), A Million Martyrs (epic poem for children, 1948), Poems (1950), The street (a story, 1950), The Aegean gunpowder tale (poetry for children, 1950), Lyric (1951), The Village beyond the Seven Ash-trees (novel, 1952),
Sugar story (a story for children, 1952), Clowns and People (short stories, 1956), The two Marias (novel, 1956), and stone (poetry, 1957), The Sleep-walker (novel, 1959), The Shadow of Karamba Baramba (poetry for children, 1959), Martians and Mice (poetry for children, 1959), Bitter Legends (travelogue, 1962), Both Pain and Rage (novel, 1964), Trukks, (a new version of the novel The village beyond the seven ash-trees, 1965), The Gospel according to Peyo the Smart (poetry, 1966), Black and Yellow (poetry for children, 1967), Kainavelia (poetry, 1968), The stubborn ones (novel, 1970), Sultry days (short stories, 1972), The Chest (short stories, 1976), The Chained Apple (poetry, 1979), Astropeus (poetry, 1979), Kites (poetry, 1983), The Miracles of Awfulness – a trilogy made up of: The Legions of St. Adonis, Dog’s Crucifix and Waiting for the plague (1984), The nine Centuries of the Cherub (novel, 1986), Dog’s Woods (poetry, 1988), Miracle Workers (novel, 1988), Roulette of seven numbers (novel, 1989), Puppy Paff (prose in verses for children, 1992), Behind the secret door (short stories, 1993), The Palette of Damnation (poetry, 1995), The continent of Kukulino (prose, 1996), Puppy Paff in the town of Sumsul (book for children 1996), Puppy Paff watches from the space (1996), Puppy Paff the master of Dreams (1996), While the Moles were sleeping (poetry, 1998).Posthumous publishings: The Dump (novel, 2000), Fifth season (short stories, 2001), Imained Fortress (poetry, 2002), and Galery and UniverseI (book of essays, reviews, polemics).