Ivan Dimitrov was born in 1983 and graduated with a degree in Bulgarian philology. His short stories were nominated for the debut book competition at Ars Publishing House and his play Separation at First Sight was one of five nominees in the Slavka Slavova Chamber Play Competition at Theater 199 in the spring of 2010. He is the author of Local Foreigners, a book of short stories, the novel Life as a Missing Spoon, and the poetry collection Poet of a Portrait.
He was ranked one of the top five authors in the Sofia Poetics Festival contest in both 2010 and 2011. In 2011, his play The Eyes of Others won the New Drama Contest in Shumen and it will be produced at the theater in Shumen in 2012. The same work was also featured at the Lark Play Center’s prestigious hotINK festival in New York City in March, 2012.