Sofia Literary Agency

Sofia Literary Agency represents Bulgarian authors and titles in the field of literary fiction, poetry and children’s books.

our Authors

Elena Alexieva

Elena Alexieva (1975) is without a doubt one of the most emblematic contemporary Bulgarian writers and playwrights. Her works have appeared in periodical publications and anthologies in English, German, French, Polish, Russian and Spanish. Her short story collection Who was published in Spain (Nocturna Ediciones, 2010), followed by The Knight, the Devil and Death in Montenegro (Octoix, 2012) and The Nobel Laureate in France (Actes Sud, 2015). The Fun Fair, a short story which appeared in Hayden’s Ferry Review, was nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Elena’s novel Saint Wolf (2018) is the winner of the National Novel of the Year Award (2019) and the Peroto national award for contemporary Bulgarian fiction (2019). The title has been translated in Macedonian (Prozart, 2022) and Arabic (Mamdouh Adwan, 2024). In 2023 her latest published novel Vulcan was shortlisted for Peroto by the National Book Centre of Bulgaria. For her works for theatre, Elena is also recipient of the two major Bulgarian awards for modern drama, Askeer (2013, for The Therapist) and Ikar (2015, for Madame Mishima).

available rights

Current Titles

Novel, 540 pages, 2023

Vulcan

Vulcan is a novel of multiple storylines coming together to build an image of Bulgaria’s surrealist and fantastic present, from within and from without.

Short Stories, 185 pages, 2021

The Breaking of Samsara

The Breaking of Samsara (2021) got the Yordan Radichkov national short story award and the Peroto national award for Modern Bulgarian Fiction.

Novel, 405 pages, 2018

Saint Wolf

A dark, funny, extraordinary story of Bulgaria here and now, transformed by the journey of a man – a saint or a lunatic – behind whom nothing and no one would ever be the same.

Short Stories, 125 pages, 2017

Mr. Kaboda

Mr. Kaboda, an elusive, slightly devilish man, lives on the outskirts of town in a cave equipped with a stove, a fridge and, most importantly, a TV set, works in an office, has a family on an island in the middle of the ocean and looks every bit a modern fairy tale character, except he is not.

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