Andreeva, Bistra

Andreeva, Bistra

Born in the town of Targovishte in 1978, Bistra Andreeva attended the English Language High School in Ruse and graduated from the American University in Bulgaria with a BA in Journalism and Mass Communication. She later completed an MA in Cultural Policy and Management in Belgrade, Serbia, as well as an MA

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Angel, Izidora

Angel, Izidora

Izidora Angel is a Bulgarian-born writer, translator and curator. She has written essays and critique in English and Bulgarian for the Chicago Reader, Publishing Perspectives, Drunken Boat (Anomaly), Banitza, Egoist, and others. She has edited works of fiction and nonfiction, and also worked as food critic and publishing consultant.

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Buxton, Christopher

Buxton, Christopher

Christopher Buxton

Since 2007 following the successful publication of my first novel, Far from the Danube, I have been concentrating on writing and translation.† My second novel, Prudence and the Red Baron was published by Ciela in 2008 to critical acclaim.† Radoslava and the Viking Prince was published by Millenium Press in 2011. Two childrenís books The Princess Commander and the Seven Scallywags was published in Bulgaria in 2014. And another two novels, The Devilís Notebook and Surge have been published in English and in Bulgarian by Znatsi..

For seven years now I have used my website to publicize Bulgarian novelists, short story writers and poets. Translations include significant 30 + page passages from novels: Emil Andreevís Crazy Luke, Kalin Terziiskiís Madness, Ivailo Petrovís Wolf Hunt, Milen Ruskovís The Summit (rendered into Essex dialect). I have translated contemporary short stories by Zack Karabashliev, Vasil Georgiev,† Ivan Landzhev, Deyan Enev Ė alongside modern and classic poets and writers from Botev to Elin Pelin to Margarita Petkova..

My translation of Rumen Balabanovís short short story The Ragiad (ŌŗūŲŗŽŤˇšŗ) was published in Dalkey Pressís Best European Writing 2013. In 2014 I edited the translation of Alec Popovís Mission London for Istros Books. My translation of Milen Ruskovís work was used at the European Writersí Award ceremony. My translation of Kerana Angelovaís ďInterior RoomĒ was published in the USA by Accents Press. I am also the founder of Bulgarian Publishing House, Black Sea Oleander Press which has published 4 anthologies of translated Bulgarian poetry. As Vice Chair of the UK British Bulgarian Society I have presented numerous Bulgarian writers for the Bulgarian Cultural Institute, including Alec Popov and Teodora Dimova. My work in promoting Bulgarian culture was recognized in 2015 by the Culture Minister and I was subsequently granted Bulgarian citizenship.

I am currently working on co-translating and editing ďExperienceĒ bu Rusana Bardarska.

Further details visit www.christopherbuxton.com

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Dunne, Jonathan

Dunne, Jonathan

Jonathan Dunne was born in Kingston-upon-Thames, England, in 1968 and studied Classics at Oxford University. He is director of the publishing house Small Stations Press, which publishes quality literature in English and Bulgarian, including an anthology of Raymond Carverís poetry and a Galician novel,

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Frank, Elizabeth

Frank, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Frank was born in Los Angeles, and educated at secondary schools in London and Geneva. She received her B.A., M.A and Ph.D at the University of California, Berkeley. Since 1982 she has been a member of the literature faculty at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. She is the author of Jackson

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Giguere, Francine

Giguere, Francine

Francine Giguere

As a teenager I was an avid dancer of Balkan folkdances. This developed into a broader interest in language and culture. My favourite area was Bulgaria but, once at university in Canada, I found that Bulgarian was rarely taught.

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