Radeva, Yanitsa

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Yanitsa Radeva was born in the town of Yambol and lives in Sofia, Bulgaria. Her work has been included in collections of essays and poetry. She is author of the award-winning books Other Rhythm (2003) and The Candy Dish (2011). Her latest book, the collection of poetry The Beehive of Words, appeared in 2012.  Her stories have appeared in the magazines Altera (2006), Literaturni Balkani (2009), Ah, Maria (2009, 2011),  More (2010), as well as in the prestigious American literary magazine Absinthe: New European Writing (2012). The Croatian magazine Roezija (2009), as well as the newspaper The Tower Journal (2010) have published series of her poems. She publishes articles and poetry in Literaturen Vestnik.

In July 2010 and 2011, she participated in the Emiliya Dvoryanova School of Creative Writing. As the result of her participation, one of her stories was published in the magazine Sledva. In 2012, it won the Rashko Sugarev Literary Award for best short story. In 2009, she was selected to participate in the Sozopol Fiction Seminars organized by the Elizabeth Kostova Foundation. Some of her literary awards include an honorable mention for SMS-poetry (2007), second prize in the Dora Gabe National Competition for Young Poetesses (2006), second prize in the Magic Love National Competition (2007), the Slaveykov Award (2009), and first prize in the Jana Yazova Short Story Competition (2009).

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