Georgi Gospodinov and translator Angela Rodel have won the 2023 International Booker Prize for ‘Time Shelter,’ the program’s first win from Bulgaria.
European Union Prize for Literature: The 2021 Winners
This year, the honors go to writers from countries including Bulgaria, Latvia, Iceland, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, and Sweden.
Bulgaria’s ‘BookMonster’ Intends to Make Youngsters Game for Reading
Responding to falling reading comprehension in Bulgaria, BookMonster is testing a new site that offers kids book quizzes and rewards accomplishment.
Germany’s Klett Applies To Acquire Bulgarian Publishing and Distribution Group
In the latest of its moves amid East-European educational-sector interests, it proposes taking over publishing and distribution assets in Bulgaria.
Looking for Cooperative Arabic-Balkan Translation Efforts in Sofia
From Radio Bulgaria: In an effort to promote translation exchanges in Arabic and Balkan literature, the Sofia Translation Forum explores options.
Industry Notes: Bulgaria Names Its ‘Magic Pearls’; the UK’s Missingham Launches Her ‘Lounge’
Four years in, Sofia’s reading-promotion effort fields a quartet of prizes. And Bath-based industry player Sam Missingham opens a book recommendation site.
Author Elizabeth Kostova on Her Mission to Promote Bulgaria’s Writers
In an interview with Words Without Borders, Elizabeth Kostova talks about her work ‘to get all this wonderful contemporary literature from Bulgaria into English.’
Romania’s Elefant Aims To Be a ‘Destination for Foreign Books’
Online retailer Elefant.ro dominates Romania’s online book and ebook sales. Now, the company has plans to expand to other regional markets.
Breaking Bulgarian: Why Translation Can Be Heartbreak
Bulgarian translator Izidora Angel conveys the heartbreaking frustration of trying to render cultural nuances in English translation.
Rochester Translation Residency is Like “A Start-up Incubator”
For the young Bulgarian translator Izidora Angel, winner of the Literary Translators’ Residency at the University of Rochester, there is much to experience.
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