Tenev, Georgi

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Georgi Tenev is a novelist, short story writer and playwright. In 2016, his novel Party Headquarters appeared in English by Open Letter Books, U.S., with the support of the Elizabeth Kostova Foundation. It originally came out in Bulgarian by Altera in 2006, won the VICK Novel of the Year Award (2007), and was published in Spanish by Baile del Sol in 2010. His novel Mr. M., first published by Altera in 2010, tells the story of Georgi Markov – a Bulgarian émigré-writer who was killed in London at the height of the Cold War. His short story collection Holy Light, available in an English-language digital edition by Colibri (2016), addresses issues such as bio politics, racism, sexual difference and violence. In 2010, translator Angela Rodel won a PEN Translation Fund Grant to translate the book into English. Holy Light was also translated into Polish, and published by Scriptum in 2012. It originally appeared in Bulgarian by Altera in 2009.

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