Hrapeško: novel about the art of creating and survival, of aspirations and dreams, of vitality and love
Hrapeško, an experienced wine-grower, lives somewhere in the region of Tikveš, at the time of the 19th century. Until one day he leaves the epicentre of the Balkans and goes on his travels, to the West and to the East. Far away from home he learns a new profession and becomes famous. Humorous and serious at the same time the author tells of Hrapeško’s fortunes and mishaps, of the art of creating and survival, of aspirations and dreams, of vitality and love, of the homeland and foreign countries.
Ermis Lafazanovski is a short-stories writer, literary essays, and anthropology studies writer. In 2001 he received the ‘Stale Popov’ Award of the Macedonian Writers’ Association for the novel “Portrayer”, and in 2003 he received Prose Masters for the novel The Novel About Weapons. His novel Hrapeško was nominated in 2006 as the Macedonian representative for the Balkanika Award. He is a member of the Writers’ Association of Macedonia. He was president of the Macedonian PEN Center (2014-2017).