Bistra Velichkova (BG) was born in Sofia, Bulgaria. In 2011, she received a joint MSc degree in European Studies from the University of Twente, Netherlands, and the Westfälische Wilhelms-University of Münster, Germany.
Garth Greenwell is the author of Mitko, which won the 2010 Miami University Press Novella Prize and was a finalist for both the Edmund White Debut Fiction Award and a Lambda Literary Award.
Nikolay Fenersky's works have appeared in a number of newspapers such as Monitor, Sega, Trud and Sedem, as well as the magazines Savremennik, FreeStyle, Sveta Gora, More and Lik.
Delaney Nolan's fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Apt, Gargoyle, Grist, Hobart, Huffington Post, Post Road and elsewhere.
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.
Philip Anastassiu was born in Sofia, Bulgaria. He graduated from Sofia University, where he studied Hungarian Language and Literature.
Kathy Flann's fiction has appeared in Shenandoah, The North American Review, The Michigan Quarterly Review, New Stories from the South, and other publications.
This issue presents texts by 2010-2011 Sozopol Fiction Seminars fellows ivan Dimitrov and Ivan Landzhev
This issue presents texts by the 2010-2011 Sozopol Fiction Seminars fellows ivan Dimitrov and Ivan Landzhev
One of the pivotal projects of the Elizabeth Kostova Foundation is the Sozopol Fiction Seminars. Every year at the end of May, writers from Bulgaria and the English speaking parts of the world gather in the historical town of Sozopol on the Black sea coast and immerse themselves in writing workshops and giving readings.