Yordan Slaveykov

Photo © Iva Todorova

Yordan Slaveykov (1976) has a degree in Theatre Directing (2006). He specialized Acting in Moscow (2008)at the International Summer School for Theatre..

His monodrama play Victoria has been translated into Ukrainian, Serbian, Macedonian, Russian and English. In 2021 Victoria was staged in North Macedonia.

The Last Step is Yordan’s first published novel. It received first prizes at the international competition for debut literature Yuzhna Prolet (2016) as well as Pencho’s Oak. The novel was also shortlisted at the Peroto annual literary award. In 2020 The Last Step went through a second edition. Slaveykov’s short story collection, The Holiday Family, was published in May 2022.

The Holiday Family

In this latest collection of short stories, The Holiday Family, Yordan exploits the limitless dimensions of love and searches for the answer where endless love goes in the afterlife. Where this gigantic energy transcends into, after human bodies simply cease to exist. His stories are direct and beyond stunning. In November 2022 the book was shortlisted at the prestigious annual award for contemporary prose – Peroto – given by the National Book Centre of Bulgaria, as it was also nominated for the national short story award Yordan Radichkov.

Download excerpt