Galin Nikiforov was born in 1968 and studied at the Technical University of Plovdiv and the Economic University of Varna. He is married with one daughter and has worked as an engineer since 1993. He has published five novels, the first being The Last Truth in 1998.
Zdravka Evtimova was born in 1959 in Bulgaria and has published several works of fiction. Her short stories have appeared in American journals such as Antioch Review, Massachusetts Review and the anthology New Sudden Fiction, as well as in various journals worldwide.
Peycho Kanev’s work has been published or is forthcoming in Poetry Quarterly, Welter, Ann Arbor Review, The Shine Journal, The 13th Warrior Review, Mascara Literary Review, The Arava Review, The Mayo Review, Windmills, The Aroostook Review, Chiron Review, Tonopah Review, Mad Swirl, In Posse Review, 322 Review, Naugatuck River Review, The Houston Literary Review and many others.
Milen Ruskov (b. 1966) graduated from Sofia University in 1995 and began making his living as a translator in 2001. Since then, he has translated more than 20 books, including Confessions of an English Opium-Eater by Thomas De Quincey, Novel Notes and The Angel and the Author and Others by Jerome K. Jerome, Money by Martin Amis, Transformation by Mary Shelley and others.
Valery Stefanov, born in 1958, is professor of the History of Bulgarian literature at Sofia University. He graduated in Bulgarian Studies from Sofia University and since 1984 has been teaching there. He was also dean of the Slavic Studies Department at the university.
Evgeniy Cherepov was born in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria. His short stories have appeared in various newspapers, magazines, and Internet-based literary sites.
Jeremiah Chamberlin lives in Ann Arbor, where he teaches at the University of Micihgan. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in The New York Times Book Review, Poets&Writers, The Michigan Quarterly Review, and Fiction Writers Review, as well as in online exclusives for Granta and Тhe Virginia Quarterly Review.
Alexander Shpatov was born in 1985. He is a graduate of the American College in Sofia and the Sofia University Law School. He is the author of the short story collections Footnotes (2005) and Footnote Stories (2008).
At the age of four Lana Santoni attended a Polish-American wedding and has since been intrigued by most things Slavic. A former editor of the literary journal Sou’wester, she has been awarded an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship in Prose. She tries to spend several months a year in Prague.