Georgi Gospodinov was born in 1968 and is a poet, writer and playwright, one of the most-translated Bulgarian authors after 1989. His first poetry book, Lapidarium (1992), won the National Debut Prize. It was followed by The Cherry Tree of One People (1996),
Angel Igov was born on July 3, 1981, in Sofia. He graduated with diplomas in English and American studies and literary studies from Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, where he is currently a PhD student in European literature.
Peycho Kanev is the editor-in-chief of Kanev Books, NY. Kanev Books was established as an imprint and joint venture between Desperanto and author Peycho Kanev to be the leading imprint for selected poetry works.His poems have appeared in more than 400 literary magazines, such as:
Zachary Karabashliev is a Bulgarian-born author, now living and writing in the U.S. His debut novel, 18% Gray, (Ciela Soft and Publishing, 2008) written and published in Bulgaria in his native language, is a bestselling title.
Hristo Karastoyanov (born on February 22, 1950, in Topolovgrad) is a contemporary Bulgarian novelist. He studied Bulgarian Philology at Plovdiv University and made his debut in 1981 with the short story collection Cracked Asphalt.
Velina Minkoff was born in 1974 in Sofia, Bulgaria. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from UCLA with a track in Creative Writing – Fiction, and a Master’s degree in European Studies from the University of Amsterdam with a track in European culture and history.
Ivanka Mogilska was born in 1981. She studied theater directing for six semesters at the National Academy for Theater and Film Arts and graduated in public relations from the Sofia University.
Born in 1970, Vergil Nemchev belongs to the generation that came of age as the Iron Curtain tumbled across Europe and the Transition Period kicked off in Bulgaria.