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Zivko Cingo

Zhivko Chingo
Born (1935-08-13)13 August 1935
Velgosti, Ohrid
Republic of Macedonia Republic of Macedonia
Died 11 August 1987(1987-08-11)
Republic of Macedonia Republic of Macedonia
Occupation Author

Živko Čingo (also spelt Zivko Cingo and Zhivko Chingo) (13 August 1935 - 1987) Macedonian writer, born in Velgosti, near Ohrid.


He studied literature at the University of Sts Cyril and Methodius (Kiril i Metodij), Skopje. He worked as a journalist and as Director of the Macedonian National Theatre.[1]

He was part of the new wave of writers to emerge on the Macedonian literary scene in the post-World War II period. One of his novels Golemata Voda (The Big Water) has been translated into English. It was also recently made into a movie The Great Water.[2] Some other short stories have also been translated and published in various collections.


  • „Пасквелија“ (Paskvelia, short stories, 1961)
  • „Семејството Огулиновци“ (Ogulinov Family, short stories, 1965)
  • „Нова Пасквелија“ (New Paskvelia, short stories, 1965)
  • „Сребрени снегови“ (Silver Snows, novel for children, 1966)
  • „Пожар“ (The Fire, short stories, 1970)
  • „Големата вода“ (The Great Water, novel, 1971)
  • „Жед“ (Thirst, screenplay, 1971)
  • „Поле“ (Field, screenplay, 1971)
  • „Образов“ (Cheek, play, 1973)
  • „Ѕидот, водата“ (The Wall, The Water, play, 1976)
  • „Вљубениот дух“ (The Ghost in Love, short stories, 1976)
  • „Кенгурски скок“ (Кangaroo Јump, play, 1979)
  • „Макавејските празници“' (The Maccabean Feasts, play, 1982)
  • „Накусо“ (In Brief, short stories, 1984)
  • „Пчеларник“ (Бeehives, screenplay, 1988)
  • „Гроб за душата“ (Grave for the Soul, short stories, 1989)
  • „Бабаџан“ (Babajan, novel, 1989)
  • „Бунило“ (Delirium, short stories, 1989)


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