born in Skopje in 1970, studied literature in Macedonia and Gender Studies in Budapest. Today she works as a lecturer at the University and Centre for Woman’s Studies in Skopje. In her book »Komunistička intim« (tr: Communist Intimacy), which was highly successful in Macedonia, she examines the persecution of intellectuals by Tito’s secret police. Koteska’s father, the author Jovan Koteski, was a victim of just that until the late eighties. Koteska lives in Skopje.