By Rumena Bužarovska
Translated by Steve Bradbury and the author
Razor-sharp social commentary, Jane Austen for contemporary feminists unafraid to confront a dark world
In her latest translated volume of collected short fiction, Rumena Bužarovska delivers more of what established her as “one of the most interesting writers working in Europe today.” Already a bestseller across her native Macedonia, I’m Not Going Anywhere is an unsentimental and hyperrealist collection in which Macedonians leave their country of origin to escape bleakness—only to find, in other locales, new kinds of desolation in theses dark, biting, and utterly absorbing stories.
Rumena Bužarovska (1981, Skopje, North Macedonia) is a fiction writer, literary translator, and social commentator. The author of four volumes of short stories translated into more than ten languages, her book My Husband (Dalkey Archive Press) has received critical acclaim in Europe and has been adapted into four stage productions. She is a professor at the State University in Skopje and runs the women’s storytelling initiative PeachPreach.