Elena Koneska Svetieva was born on 9th May 1980 in Prilep. She studied German language and literature at the Philological Faculty “Blaže Koneski” in Skopje. She works as a translator and interpreter from the German. She also writes short stories, prose texts, and essays. As a literary translator, she has translated works by Timur Vermes, Erich Kästner, Wilhelm Genazino, Katharina Winkler and Saša Stanišić into Macedonian.