Nikiforov, Galin

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Galin Nikiforov, born in 1968, is a Bulgarian novelist. He graduated from the Technical University of Plovdiv and the Economic University of Varna. He has worked as an engineer in industry since 1993. Galin lives and writes in Dobrich, Bulgaria. He is married and has a daughter.


  • The Last Truth, 1998;
  • Fairly Gently, Razvitie, 2003;
  • Good Guy, Janet 45, 2006;
  • The Photographer: Obscura Reperta, Ciela, 2009;
  • Losers’ Summer, Ciela, 2010;
  • The House of Clowns, Ciela, 2011;
  • The Fox, Ciela, 2014.


In late 2014, his sixth, most recent novel, The Fox came off the presses and was nominated for the Helikon Prize and the Hr. G. Danov Prize. In 2011, his novel Losers’ Summer won the 2010 Bulgarian Novel of the Year Award from the National Endowment Fund 13 Centuries of Bulgaria. His novel The House of Clowns was nominated for the 2011 Helicon Prize, and won the 2011 Elias Canetti Prize. His novel The Photographer: Obscura Reperta was nominated for the 2009 Vick Prize for the Bulgarian Novel of the Year, the 2009 Helicon Prize and the 2009 Elias Canetti Prize. His novel Good Guy won the 2008 Svetlostrui Prize and was nominated for the 2006 Helicon Prize. He is also the winner of the 2003 Razvitie Prize for his novel Fairly Gently.



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