Papancheva, Irina

Papancheva, Irina

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Irina Papancheva was born in the Bulgarian city of Burgas. She graduated from the St. St. Cyril and Methodius high school in Burgas where she specialized in literature, then continued her education at Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski where sheearned a master’s degree in Slavonic studies, focused on Czech language and literature, and completed her education at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel in Belgium, where she got a master’s degree in European integration and development, majoring European politics and social integration.

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Petkov, Nikolay

Petkov, Nikolay

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Nikolay Petkov was born in Veliko Tarnovo. From 1989 to 1995 he studied Bulgarian Language and Literature, Philosophy and Theology at the University of Veliko Tarnovo. Between 1998 and 2000, Nikolay taught Ancient Philosophy at the

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Petrova, Diana

Petrova, Diana

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Diana Petrova has nine published books, four of which are aimed at children and their parents.Wise Fairy Tales has proved to be a bestseller on the Bulgarian market and has numerous circulations.Fairy Tales for the Whole Family wonBiserche Valshebno prize for prenatal reading among its audience. One of the fairy tales from the collection was published in Australia.The Double Planet explored the fraught subject of adopted children and Fairy Tales from Sunrise tells about the culture of Roma communities.

Her first novelAna was followed bySynesthesia, excerpts from which were presented in B O D Y literary magazine for English speaking audience. The love novelLilith is part of a complimentary list for reading for students in Sofia University and has two circulations so far. It was followed byNine Rings, her second love novel.Water Tower treats the subject of computer programmer’s lives.

Diana Petrova has been a jury in two contests for children and teenagers and leads workshops for creative writing for teenagers in Elizabeth Kostova Foundation and The Rabbit Hole.

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Popov, Alek

Popov, Alek

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Alek Popov was born in Sofia, Bulgaria, in 1966. He graduated from St. Constantine Cyril the Philosopher College for Ancient Languages and Cultures in Sofia and later received his masters degree in Bulgarian language and literature

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Radeva, Yanitsa

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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Ranchev, Palmi

Ranchev, Palmi

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Palmi Ranchev was born in Sofia, where he has been occupied with various activities from sports and business to journalism and television. However, writing turned out to be his most durable passion. Affected by the restrictions of

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