Time to wrap-up Bulgarian Literature Month 2018! I would like to thank Global Literature in Libraries Initiative, and especially Rachel Hildebrandt and Karen Van Drie for trusting me with this task – it was a lot of work, but I am rather satisfied with the result. My thanks goes also to the contributors: Ellis Shuman, […]
Fairness Fairness? The slogan reads: “The music we all love”. From the burglars of military warehouses, stalls overflowing with camouflage equipment and boots, to salesmen lined up on the road to the sea. “The music we all like” is a shelf of pop discs in a petrol station. The field burns. The vase with sunflowers […]
Night and Day Your transparent shoulders Your transparent eyes Your transparent brain Your transparent womb Your transparent knees At night you shine all over like a central intelligence agency Analysts are walking within calculating the odds At the other end of the world a man is blown up another’s walking on four legs with a […]
Iliya Troyanov: The Collector of Worlds (UK: Faber & Faber; US: Ecco) Winner of the 2006 Leipzig Book Prize for Literature Shortlisted for the 2006 German Book Prize Translated from German by William Hobson I knew nothing of the British explorer Sir Richard Francis Burton, (1821-1890), before reading Bulgarian-born Troyanov’s novel. And so my first […]
„Рядко, да не кажа почти никога, български писател се е радвал още приживе на толкова топло и дълго признание в собственото си отечество. Много е трудно да продължиш да живееш с товара на такова признание и любов.“
Георги Господинов е тазгодишният носител на Вазовата награда, която се присъжда на 9 юли, рождената дата на патриарха на българската литература.