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.
A massacre that took place 134 years ago remains the most important event in the collective memory of this Rhodope town
Christianity arrived in Bulgaria before paganism had gone. Centuries later, life in Bulgaria is a inimitable mixture of beliefs and superstition