Todorov, Todor P.

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Todor P. Todorov (1977, Sofia) is a Bulgarian philosopherand fiction writer. Todorov speaks English and German fluently. He is the author of two collections of short stories and one novel: Tales for Melancholic Children (2010), Always the Night (2012), and Hagabula (2022). His short stories were translated and published in Germany by Groessenwahn Verlag (Frankfurt am Main). In 2011, he won the Rashko Sougarev Prize for best fiction short story for Van Gogh in Paris.

His novel Hagabula received the Bulgarian National Literary Prize for the year 2022 from The National Fund “13 Centuries Bulgaria”. It is the most prestigious literary prize in Bulgaria. Among the previous winners is Georgi Gospodinov with Time Shelter (2021). Hagabula was also among the nominees for the Helikon literary prize. Writeresque Literary Magazine (Nottingham, UK) featured a translated excerpt of the novel.

In 2013, Todorov participated in the Sozopol Fiction Seminars organized by Elizabeth Kostova Foundation, where he worked with Richard Russo, Jeremiah Chamberlin, Natalie Bakopoulos, and other internationally acclaimed authors.

In 2015 Todor P. Todorov gave a talk at the A Night of Philosophy event in New York, organized by the Cultural Services of the French embassy and the Ukrainian Institute of America. He also had literary readings at the KGB bar and the Bulgarian consulate.

After 2012 Todorov went on literary tours in Germany, where he presented the German editions of his short story anthologies: Hexen, Mörder, Nixen, Dichter. Dunkelmagische Geschichten (2012) and Immer die Nacht (2016). He had literary readings in Cologne, Leipzig (including the Leipzig International Book Fair), Halle, Munich, Berlin, and other locations.

In 2014 Todor P. Todorov participated in the German-Greek Literature Festival at Paliochora on the island of Crete, Greece.

Since 2001, Todorov has taught courses on the History of Philosophy, Media Culture, Posthumanism, and Mythologies of the Future at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”. He also teaches a course on “The Flattening of The World” (“Die Verflachung der Welt”) in the international MA program on Media, Communications, and Culture (Frankfurt – Sofia – Nice) in German. In 2019-2020 he taught a course on “Mythologies of the future” at TIESS (Transdisciplinary Institute for Environmental and Social Studies), Thessaloniki, Greece.

Besides his latest book Hagabula, his recent publications include the short stories All Our Ancestors and Dream Pavilions published in English in Writeresque Literary Magazine (Nottingham, UK). He presented Dream Pavilions at Literary Talks Sofia 2022, whose special guest was Olga Tokarczuk.

Todorov’s texts have been translated into English, German, Greek, and Croatian.

Todor P. Todorov has been a guest writer at many book fairs and festivals, including Leipzig International Book Fair, Sofia International Literary Festival, Crete International Literary Festival, CapitaLiterature, and others.



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