Rusana Bardarska

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Rusana Bardarska (1967) is a Bulgarian writer. She graduated in philology and European studies. She lives in Brussels where she works for the European commission. She speaks English and French, reads Russian. Mother of two, widowed.

Her novel 6 Sad Stories, a Funny 1 + 1 Interactive (2002) was ... well received and was subsequently translated to Polish and published by the Jagiellonian University Press in Krakow. Part of the book was included in an anthology of epistolary prose of the University of Skopje, North Macedonia.

Her latest book, The Experience (2020), received a nomination for the Elias Canetti literary prize in 2021. A second edition of the book was launched in 2022. (Full English translation available.)

Her poems and short stories have been published in numerous literary periodicals and almanacs.

The Experience

720 pages, cover design by Rumen Zhekov, painting by Dorothea Tanning

A postmodern epic about the existential experience of each separate human being and humanity at large. Serious and ironic, comic and tragic, it can be read as a history of almost everything – including literature and its various genres.

This is the Opus Magnum of an important thinker – and it deserves every accolade that it has received.

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