Authors

Elena Alexieva (1975) is one of the most original and distinctive voices in contemporary Bulgarian literature. Her works have appeared in English, French, Polish, Russian, Serbian, and Spanish.

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Rusana Bardarska (1967) is a Bulgarian writer, living in Brussels. Her latest book, The Experince (2020), received a nomination for the Elias Canetti literary prize in 2021 and has been hailed as “an existential postmodern epic”.

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Petar Denchev (1986) is a Bulgarian writer and stage director. He has directed productions for most major Bulgarian theatres. His novels received nominations for the prestigious Helikon award. His short stories have been published in English, Farsi, German, Macedonian, Serbian, and Slovenian.

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Zdravka Evtimova (1959) is a Bulgarian writer and translator, winner of numerous literary accolades, including Bulgaria’s Favourite Writer at the eponymous show on Bulgarian TV. Her novels and short story collections have been published in Canada, China, Greece, Israel, Italy, North Macedonia, Serbia, UK, and the USA.

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Rene Karabash (1989) is the pen name of Irena Ivanova (1989) – a writer, a scriptwriter, a theatre director and an actress. For her leading role in Godless, a film by Ralitza Petrova, she won Best Actress at a number of prestigious European festivals. Her debut novel She Who Remains (2019) received the prestigious Elias Canetti award, and was translated to Arabic.

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Beloved by readers and critics alike, Nikolay Terziyski (1983) is a literary novelist with a profound interest in family histories, their deep roots into the past, and the shadows their branches throw into the future.

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Hristo Karastoyanov (1950) is one of the most prominent authors of his generation. His books have won all the major literary awards in the country – such as the Elias Canetti, Razvitie, Pencho’s Oak and the Helikon (multiple times).

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Nevena Mitropolitska (1969) is a Bulgarian writer, researcher and librarian. Having lived in Bulgaria, Russia and Canada, Nevena is deeply interested in issues such as immigration and intercultural relations: topics that keep resurfacing in her works.

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Yanitsa Radeva (1977) is a poet, a writer, and a myth-maker. Her books boldly turn the classical myths on their head by putting peripheral characters in the centre of the narrative, letting us into their world, and allowing us to hear their precious voices.

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