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.
Kodi Scheer teaches English Literature at the University of Michigan, where she received the 2008 Prize in Creative Writing for her outstanding MFA thesis.
Alexandra Chaushova (1985) graduated from an English Language High School in Sofia. She has published work in Literaturen Vestnik and Altera magazine.
Steven Wingate's debut short story collection, Wifeshopping, won the 2007 Bakeless Prize in fiction at the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference and was published in the United States by Houghton Mifflin in 2008. He teaches writing at the University of Colorado-Boulder.