Aleksandar Prokopiev

born 1953 in Skopje. A former Balkan rock star with Idols and Mouth to Mouth, he studied Ethno-Philology in Paris and has also worked in radio, as Professor of Philology and as a writer, editor and director of Balkan Projects at the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje. He has published fourteen books of short stories and essays including The Young Master of the Game (1983), Letter about a Snake (1992), Anti-Instructions for Personal Use (1996) and The Man With Four Watches (2003).