Contest for Translation and Publication in the US

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The 2010 Contest for Contemporary Bulgarian Writers was won by Milen Ruskov. The outcome of the contest will be a publication of his novel Thrown into Nature in English by Open Letter Books in 2011 and introduction of the book for acquisition on Canongate’s list.

Ruskov is author of Pocket Encyclopaedia of Mysteries (2004), which was awarded the Bulgarian Prize for Debut, and Thrown into Nature (2008), awarded the Bulgarian Novel of the Year Prize.

His candidature was chosen among 20 other worth applications.

In addition to that, the review panel has selected the following runners up:
Emiliya Dvoryanova’s „Passion, or the Death of Alice” translated by Lubomir Terziev;
2. Krassimir Damianov ‘s „Diary of a Butterfly” translated by Angela Rodel;
3. Kristin Dimitrova ‘s „Sabazius” translated by the author;
4. Theodora Dimova’s “Mothers” translated by Francine Giguere;
5. Vergil Nemchev’s  “Radio” translated by the author;
6. Vladimir Zarev’s “Worlds” translated by Zlatko Angelov and Elizabeth Frank;
7. Zdravka Evtimova’s “Thursday” translated by the author.

The applications were evaluated by Chad Post of Open Letter Books, US, and Francis Bickmore of Canongate, UK.

The pilot phase of this project is implemented with the kind support of the America for Bulgaria Foundation.

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