Tag Archives: Elizabeth Kostova Foundation

Literary roundup: Russian heavyweights and a Bulgarian brand

If there is one reason to prefer the boxing to the literary world it is that its heavyweight division is determined by a specific number of pounds (minimum 200, or 90.7 kg.) whereas there are no clear indicators for how heavy a writer has to be to be referred to as a heavyweight. This became […]

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Literary roundup: Last poet of the Silver Age, exiled writers and a Bulgarian literary conversation

The new issue of Asymptote is out with a lot of great content in many languages and formats – fiction, poetry, drama, graphic novel, video and an especially interesting section of non-fiction including Arnon Grunberg on J.M. Coetzee and ghost stories collected on the streets of Berlin. From Central and Eastern Europe there are three […]

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Literary roundup: New Bulgarian fiction and a day of Kafka

In conjunction with the publication of Nine Rabbits by Bulgarian writer Virginia Zaharieva, Istros Books is holding a couple of events in London. On September 20 you can listen to the author in conversation with her translator Angela Rodel while the next evening the pair will be joined by Istros publisher Susan Curtis-Kojakovic and Milena […]

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Literary roundup: Bulgarian brunch (with Absinthe) and well-read cities

Absinthe: New European Writing #17 – the Bulgarian issue is ready and on the way to subscribers. So subscribe, order it. Besides the work of a lot of great Bulgarian writers I have an essay in it on some recent adaptations that have made it to Bulgaria’s silver screen. I will also soon have some […]

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Reading (and writing in) Bulgaria

New books, uncertainty, a seminar and why writers should attend readings in their national folk costume There is a lot of new Bulgarian literature available at Three Percent in connection with the Bulgarian Contemporary Novel Contest run by the Elizabeth Kostova Foundation (EKF) and the America for Bulgarian Foundation. First of all, the 2010 winning […]

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