Georgi Gospodinov

Georgi Gospodinov (1968) is a poet, writer and playwright, one of the most translated Bulgarian authors after 1989.  He has published four poetry books awarded with national literary prizes. His poems have been included in many anthologies in translation, most recently in New European Poets (Graywolf Press, USA, 2008); and A Fine Line. New Poetry from Eastern & Central Europe (Arc Publications, GB, 2004). In 2010, а volume of his selected poetry, Kleines morgendliches Verbrechen (Droschl Verlag), came out in German.

Gospodinov became internationally known by his Natural Novel. It has been published 7 times in Bulgaria and in 17 languages abroad.  Other Stories (2001), his collection of short stories, came out in German, French, English, etc. One of Gospodinov’s short stories is included in the anthology Best European Fiction 2010 (Dalkey Archive, USA).

Gospodinov has written two theatre plays – D.J. (the initials of Don Juan; 2005) and The Apocalypse Comes at 6 p.m. (2010). The plays were awarded as the best dramatic text of the respective year. He is author of screenplays for short feature films, the last is Omelette (4.44’; Honorable Mention at the Sundance Film Festival 2009).

G. Gospodinov is Ph.D. at the Institute for Literature (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences). His projects in the field of oral history, everyday life and memory of the communist past resulted in two books.
His latest project is a graphic novel “The Eternal Fly”(2010, with the artist N. Toromanov).