Bulgaria

Vladimir POLEGANOV

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Jeni Koleva
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POLEGANOV
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Vladimir
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Bulgarian

Vladimir POLEGANOV (fiction writer, screenwriter, translator; Bulgaria) translates between Bulgarian and English. He also teaches a course on fantasy fiction at Sofia University, where he is working towards a Ph.D in Bulgarian literature. His most recent novel, [The Other Dream], will come out in 2016. He participates courtesy of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.

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Lilyana STEFANOVA

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STEFANOVA
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Lilyana
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Bulgarian
Bulgaria

Dimitur SHUMNALIEV

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SHUMNALIEV
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Dimitur
Male
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Bulgarian
Bulgaria

Aziz Nazmi SHAKIR-TASH

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SHAKIR-TASH
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Aziz Nazmi
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English
Arabic
Turkish
Bulgaria

Aziz Nazmi SHAKIR-TASH works in Arabic, Turkish, and English both as a scholar and as a writer. He has authored three books of poetry, most recently ‘A Sky at 33’ (2007), and one collection of short stories (‘Rain Apocrypha,’ 2004). An accomplished translator and editor with more than a dozen translations of poetry and prose to his credit, he publishes both in Bulgaria and in Turkey. He participates courtesy of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.

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Nino NIKOLOV

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NIKOLOV
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Nino
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Bulgarian
Bulgaria

Lyubomir NIKOLOV

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NIKOLOV
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Lyubomir
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Bulgarian
Bulgaria

Nadia KEHLIBAREVA

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KEHLIBAREVA
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Nadia
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Bulgarian
Bulgaria

Nikolai Lachezarov GROZDINSKI

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GROZDINSKI
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Nikolai Lachezarov
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English
Bulgarian
Bulgaria

Nikolai Lachezarov GROZDINSKI (b. 1973, Sofia) is part-time lecturer in Tibetan language, history, and culture at the New Bulgarian University. He holds the diploma in musical composition from the Berklee College of Music in Boston. His collection of short stories Lives of Idle Men and Lost Mystics , a bestseller, received a grant for a first publication from the Open Society Book Program in 2000; a novel, To Have a Nap on the Lap of the Great Sameness is in process of publication. The State Department is supporting his participation in the program.

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GRIGOROVA Ina

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GRIGOROVA
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Ina
GRIGOROVA Ina
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Bulgarian
Bulgaria

GRIGOROVA Ina is the editor of Egoist Magazine, and the author of several screenplays, including Truth or Dare (2001) which won the national contest for Best Screenplay on Channel One. More than fifty of her poems, short stories, and essays have appeared in literary magazines and other periodicals. She is participating courtesy of the U.S. Department of State.

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Lada GALINA

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SLAVOVA
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Ganka
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LADA GALINA
Female
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Bulgarian
Bulgaria
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