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 of the novels The Candy Dish (2011), The Season of Yoana (2015), The Road to Thebes (2017), and Greetings from Hades (2020). Her poetry collection The Beehive of Words appeared in 2012.

In 2012, she was awarded a diploma from the Ministry of Culture for her novel The Candy Dish. The Road to Thebes was nominated for national literary awards, including the Novel of the Year of the 13 Centuries Bulgaria National Endownment Fund and the Elias Canetti Prize for Fiction. er novels are included in the catalogs of Contemporary Bulgarian Prose 2016, 2018, 2020.

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 2009, she was selected to participate in the Sozopol Fiction Seminars organized by the Elizabeth Kostova Foundation. 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.

She is the recipient of several national literary prizes for poetry and short stories. 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). Her works have been translated into Croatian, Romanian, English, Korean, and Persian. She has a PhD in literature.

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