Bulgarian Noir

At the Fiction Writer’s Review there is a great interview with Vladislav Todorov, whose debut novel Zift was published in English last year. About a thief named Moth unjustly imprisoned for murder in 1944 he is released in the communist Bulgaria of 1963 only to be poisoned by his former criminal partner, Slug.

In the interview the writer talks about the influence of the novels of James M. Cain (The Postman Always Rings Twice, Double Indemnity), his assessment of the English translation and a range of other topics.

In 2008 a film version of the novel was released, with a screenplay written by Todorov. Three Percent has a recent review of Zift. Todorov teaches at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

Photo – from www.ziftthemovie.com

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