Iconic Macedonian author awarded Bulgaria's highest award

Macedonian writer Jordan Plevnes won the highest award of the Ministry of Culture of Bulgaria, the  Golden Century award, which is presented on the Day of Saints Cyril and Methodius , the apostles of the Slavic literacy, Utrinski Vesnik daily reports.

This high recognition was so far awarded to only five people in Europe.

Plevnes was awarded with the Golden Century for his artistic work, its mission in bringing closer the Balkan cultures and for building spiritual bridges between Bulgaria and Macedonia.

Petar Stojanovic, the Minister of Culture of Bulgaria, presented the award to Jordan Plevnes .
The award ceremony was held Friday in the presence of top names from the Bulgarian public life and culture, including actors Reni Vrangova and Stoyan Alexiev, the director Alexander Morfov and the painter Svetlin Roussev.

Plevnes participated Thursday at the International Theatre Festival in Vratsa, where the president of the "Balkanika" Foundation,  Nikolay Stoyanov , promoted the second edition of the play "R" by the Macedonian writer, which is played in around 30 countries worldwide.

As part of the festival, during the international workshop of the agency NETA, Plevnes’ new dramatic work "Saints Cyril and Methodius, 11 centuries later" was promoted. The premiere of the play, in which actors from dozen Slavic countries will take part, is scheduled at the International Theatre Festival in Bucharest in 2015.