Lucy Cooper about “Mission London” by Alek Popov

“Most often it is writers in the West that write stories about the East, and I think we have the right to do the same thing coming from the other direction”

Alek Popov is a leading figure on Bulgaria’s contemporary literature scene. Having written numerous award-winning short stories and scripts, which have been translated into over a dozen languages, Mission London is his first novel. In

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Richard Beard about “The Black Box” by Alek Popov

Prize-winning Bulgarian novelist Alek Popov has a uniquely scabrous view of Bulgarians abroad. In his first novelMission: London, Popov created an upstairs downstairs farce in the Bulgarian Embassy in London, where the upward curve of ambition CROSSED WITH the downward curve of corruption and incompetence. The consequent

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