Stoyanova, Olya

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Olya Stoyanova was born in Sofia in 1977. She graduated from the Faculty of Journalism and Mass Communication of Sofia University, where she is currently a PhD student. She is the author of one novel: Personal Geographies (Janet 45, 2005), a collection of short stories: What Wolves Dream (Ciela, 2011), and four poetry collections: Photographs (2000, edition of the National Veselin Hanchev Poetry contest), Prose (Janet 45, 2002), Road Map (Avangard Print, 2003) and Happiness Street (Janet 45, 2013). Olya Stoyanova has won several awards from prestigious Bulgarian national competitions in poetry, prose, drama and journalism. In May 2015, her short story “What Wolves Dream”, translated in English by Angela Rodel, was included in the first Words without Borders feature on Bulgarian fiction, supported by the Elizabeth Kostova Foundation.

Olya Stoyanova’s short stories, poems and plays have been translated into Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, Serbian, Czech, Slovak, English, Hungarian and Russian.


  • Little Escapes by Olya Stoyanova, translated by Diana Stoykova, Lyublyana Atanasova and Nataliya Yaneva


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