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1999

PETYA ALEXANDROVA. Born 1948. Graduated “Dobri Chintulov” Sliven High School and Bulgarian Philology at the Veliko Tarnovo University. She is a journalist with many years of practice for”Trud” and “Otechestven vestnik” national newspapers. She lives and works in Sofia capital.

Books for children:

·  A Day Off For the Escalator. Tales in prose. Sofia, Otechestvo publishing, 1985. Winner of a Debut ward of the Ministry of education and the Ministry of culture for her book for 1985

·  Visulki-Prismehulki. Poems. Sofia, Bulgarski Hudojnik publishing, 1990.

·  A Diet without Mice. Poems. Sofia, V & V publishing, 1994.

·  Not afraid of trashing. Poems. Sofia, V & V publishing, 1995.

·  No End and Back. Tales in prose. Sofia. Zlatostrui publishing, 1997.

·  Karakondju. Poems. Sofia, Zelena Valna publishing, 1998.

·  A Fig Girl. A Short Novel for Teenagers. Sofia, RIK-I-C publishing, 2001.

 

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2000

STEFAN CHIRPANLIEV. Born in Yambol on the 18th  of March 1936.  Graduated the High School in Yambol and then Sofia University and the High Institute of Architecture in Sofia. He had been specializing in dramaturgy at the Krastio Sarafov National Academy for Theatre and Movie Arts.  He is one of the founders of the Dimcho Debelianov Literature Cabinet for Students.  Member of the Bulgarian Writers Union as well as the Bulgarian Journalists Union.

Books for children:

·     The Rabble-Rouser of Medven. Documentary short novel. Sofia, Narodna Mladezh publishing, 1978. Second revised  and enlarged edition. Sofia, Voenizdat publishing, 1983.

·     The Imaginary Island. Short novel. Sofia, Otechestvo publishing, 1981.

·     How Kamachko Got to the Sea. Tale. Sofia, Bulgarski Hudozhnik publishing. 1985.

·     Kukuliazka Grandmother. Story. Sofia, Bulgarski Hudozhnik, 1999.

·     The Boy, Who Can Do Everything. Tales. Sofia, Hristo Botev publishing, 1994.

·     Punished Ohlio Bohlio. Tale. Plovdiv, Yandis publishing, 1994.

RUMEN SHOMOV. Born in 1951 in Sofia. An editor with 18 years of practice in Bulgarian National Television, most of the time he worked at the Editorial Department for Children. His works have been published in almost all children magazines and newspapers. He is a screenplay writer of the movie “The piping nose”.

Books for children:

·        Tom-Cat Tililei. Tales. Sofia, 1981.

·        Dreaming Tram. Tales. Sofia, Otechestvo publishing, 1987.

·        There Are Mice At Home, Grandma!  A Play.

·        The Cuckoo Stutters. Poems. Sofia, Zemia’93 publishing, 1997.

 

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2001

 NIKOLAY MILCHEV. Born in 1958. Graduated at Veliko Tarnovo University, a member of the Bulgarian Writers Union. He lives and works in Sofia. He is an author of poetic books for children and adults: “Lyrics”; “By Chance and Definitely”, “White Distraction”, “Out of Nowhere”, and “Landscapes with Lolita”, “Wet light”. He is also an author of songs lyrics for children and the author of the libretto and lyrics for the Goblins without Pattens Musical Comedy.

Nikolay Milchev is a winner of some national literature awards as following: the Nikolai Hrelkov Award for Student Works in Shoumen’82, The Best Debut Book Award of the Bulgarian Writers Union /“White Distraction”/ and the Award of the Bulgarian Writers Union for Poetry for Children and Teenagers /”Out of nowhere”/. He is also a Winner of the “Il Kasteluchi” Award for children song lyrics on the Verdinote National Festival in Italy.

 

IVAN TSANEV. Born on the 30th November 1941 in Ostritsa village, Rousse Region. He has graduated the High School in Rousse and Sofia University. He had worked as an editor and a literature consultant in the Student Tribune Newspaper; the Rodna Rech, the Plamak and the Slaveiche Magazines. His works has been published for the first time in 1959 at the Dunavska Pravda Newspaper, and his poems for children and adults have been often published in many issues of periodical press.

Ivan Tsanev has been published more than ten volumes of poetry for children: “Daily Cricket”; “Chuhalche”, “Seven Winds”, “Three Sisters”. “Three Poems for Children”; “A School for Sunflowers”, “A Small Summer Spelling Book for Children”, “Svetlostrui”, “Pitanki and Chudenki”, “Zarcheta-Velizarcheta”, “A Joyful Mystery” etc.

 

EVGENIA GENOVA. Born on 16th October 1939 in Sliven. She lives in her hometown and works as a teacher in Literature in the Misho Todorov United School of Arts. She is a member of the Bulgarian Writers Union. There are songs composed on her lyrics for children by the composers Alexander Tekeliev, Alexander Tanev, Vasil Lolov, Petar Liondev and Julian Slabakov.

Books for children:

· Only for Kids. Poems. Sofia, Narodna Mladezh publisher, 1981.

· A Dancing Mouse. Tales.

· A Prescription for Smile. Poems. Sofia, Hristo Botev publishing, 1996

· The Mimmy’s Sun. Tales. Sliven, Zhazhda publisher, 1999.

· A Kitten in the First Form. Poems. Sofia, Fyut publisher, 2001.

 

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2002

VALERI PETROV /Valeri Nesim Mavorah/. Born in 1920 in Sofia. His mother is Italian and his father is a professor in law. He has graduated the Italian High School in Sofia and later Medicine at the Sofia University. But he has practiced medicine for a short time, because he followed his literature calling. He worked as a press attaché in Rome, an editor in SIF, in Bulgarski Pisatel Publishing House. He has been a deputy in the Seventh Grand National Assembly.

The first book of Valeri Petrov is “Birds Flying North” and he published it when he has been 15 years old. He is an author of poems, plays for children and adults, travel notes and tales. He is an expert in several foreign literatures and languages, he is one of the best translators of Shakespeare, Gianni Rodari, Kipling etc.

Books for children:

· A Guest-Hero. A Poem for children

· A Sleep Button. /A Fairy-tale/

· Puk. A Tale

· Five Tales

 

VICTOR SAMUILOV. Born in Sofia in 1946. He has graduated Bulgarian Philology at the Sofia University” and worked in many literature and humorous newspapers and magazines. He has also worked as an editor in the Sofia Cartoons Studio. He is one of the publishers and editors of the humorous newspaper - “The three fools” /from 1991 to 1999/ and fun “Fras” magazine / 1999-2001/. He is the author of 12 books for children and adults. A screenplay writer of cartoons. Translates books from Russian.

Books for children:

·    A Heartless Record-Player. Sofia, Otechestvo, 1982. The book won the debut award for children literature of the Committee of Culture and the Ministry of Education – 1983.

·    A Home Sea. Sofia, Bulgarski Hudojnik, 1984. The book has been translated in Spanish.

·    Like That. Sofia. Bulgarski Hudojnik, 1987. The book has been awarded by the Ministry of Culture, Science and Education – 1989.

·    Between You and Me. Sofia, Otechestvo, 1989.

·    Deep in the Dark. Sofia, Zlatorog, 2001. The book has been awarded by the Centre of Literature for Children, “Angel Karaliichev” Museum and the Ministry of Education for its contribution to the children literature for - 2002.

 

GEORGI KONSTANTINOV. Born in Pleven in 1943. Graduated Bulgarian Philology at the Sofia University. He is an author of more than 25 volumes of poems. He has been nominated twice for the Hans Kristian Andersen World Award for his books for children. He won the Petko Rachev Slaveikov Award of the Ministry of Education in 2001. He is a Director of Plamak Magazine publishing house. He has been a President of Bulgarian PEN-Centre for three years. Georgi Konstantinov is an author of some books for children: “Parrot Bravo”, “How the Mountain Went to the Sea”, “The Donkey with Wings”, “Tales for Rumpy-Rupm”, “Tufo - the Red-Haired Pirate” etc.

His humorous novel “Tufo – the Red-Haired Pirate” and the following final part “Tufo – the Red-Haired Star” are among the most popular books for children in Bulgaria. The book has gone through many editions in Bulgaria and it is translated and published also in 10 European languages: French, German, Russian, Polish, Ukrainian etc.

  

WRITERS FROM SLIVEN, WRITING FOR CHILDREN

Kamen Vasevski, Sava Peev, Vesko Petrov, Georgi Mandev, Evgenia Genova, Ruska Radancheva, Margarita Mutafova.

  

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2003

VICTOR SAMUILOV

GEORGI KONSTANTINOV

EVGENIA GENOVA

IVAN TSANEV

NIKOLAI MIRCHEV

PETYA ALEXANDROVA

ZLATKO ENEV. Born in Preslav in 1961. Graduated at the Sofia University. From the beginning of the 90s he works and lives in Berlin, Germany, where he runs his own company in the field of book-publishing. Married, has two children.

 

 

RADKO STOIANOV. Born in 1953 in Belut village, Bosilegrad /Western outlying districts, Serbia/. He studied in the Primary School in his home village then graduated the High School in Bosilegrad, Nish and Prilep /Serbia/. He made his first attempts in writing poetry as he was a student. Since then he hasn’t stopped writing poetry. He has been working as a secretary of the the Culture-Informational Centre “Tsaribrod” in Bosilegrad.

He wrote the volumes of poetry “The Bridge of Sighs” /Nish, 1986/ and “The Wall of Cry” /Sofia, 2000/.

His new poems for children has been published in the literary medley “ Sunny school days” in Bulgarian language for students in the first form of primary schools, There also can be found works of Emanuil Popdimitrov, Elin Pelin, Dora Gabe, Elisaveta Bagriana, Asen Bosev, Jovan Jovanovich – Zmaj etc..

 

TANYA TANASOVA. Born on the 19th of June 1963 in Valia-Pernei village, Moldova. Her parents are Bulgarian, who live in Besarabia, Moldova. He started writing poems as a little girl. Sixteen years old she got inspired for writing poems from the famous poet Niko Stoyanov and from her future husband Nikolai Todorov. Graduated journalistics at Kishinew University. She has been working in “Rodno slovo” newspaper /Kishinew/, then she has been publishing “Kambana” newspaper together with her husband /Bolgrad, Ukraine/. Since the middle of the 90s she has lived with her family in Gabrovo.

She is the author of the book of poetry “That Is Me” /1990/, “Tender Leaves” /1994/, “Fly from the Ongle”/1999/. She wrote two series of poems for children, inspired from her four children – “A Sand Castle” and “Piu-Piu”.

 

ALEXANDER DANKOV. Born in 1935 in Bozhitsa village, Bosilegrad /Western outlying districts, Serbia/. He graduated school in his home village and a high school in Bosilegrad. Graduated Serbo-Croatian Language and Literature at the Scopie University in 1958. He has been a teacher in Serbian and Russian language of many years practice in different schools in Serbia and a headmaster of the Primary School “Ilia Kolarats”.

He has more than fourty years of practice in the literature activity. He started writing poetry as a student in Bosilegrad. Published his articles as a student in a high school  in “Glas na Bulgarite” newspaper in Jugoslavia, and later in “Bratstvo” magazine, “Drugarche”, “Most”, “Mladost” magazines etc. He is a founder of the Review of literature work of students in primary schools in Serbia, which took place each May in Kolari for thirty one years. He published a book with same title as the even last year. The Review published a volume with Bulgarian poetry for children “Sunny bouquet” in 1997 – composed by the winner of the highest award of the Forum Cyril Nasarov.

Dankov writes in Bulgarian and Serbian language. He lives in Kolari /Smedarevo/. He is an author of five books of poetry:

·  Rough Tides, Nish, Bratstvo publisher, 1970.

·  Autumn Rains, Nish, Bratstvo, 1972.

·  Awakened Dawns, Nish , Bratstvo, 1973.

·  Eyes Full of Spring, Nish , Bratstvo, 1985.

·  Singing Competition, Nish, Bratstvo, 1998.

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2004

VICTOR SAMUILOV

GEORGI KONSTANTINOV

EVGENIA GENOVA

MAYA DALGALACHEVA was born in 1967 in Stara Zagora. She wrotes poems and fairy-tales for children, plays, lyrics. She published the fairy-tale in rhymes for children “An Elephant and An Umbrella” (1999), the poems-collection “Seeds from and Apple” (2000), the “Magi’s Larks” series (2000). Shoumen Dramatic Theatre brought her play “ Christmas Miracles” on the stage in 2003. She is an author of the texts of the songs in the both audio-albums children vocal group “Smiles” – “ Mischievous Ball” and “Holidays with “Smiles”, part of which are included in the textbooks in Music for the Elementary Schools. She is an editor of literature texts in “The First Seven” Magazine.

ELIZABETA GEORGIEVA was born in 1975 in Tzaribrod /Dimitrovgrad/. She graduated the Philology Faculty at the Belgrade University. She writes poetry and prose in Serbian and Bulgarian. She is the author of the poems-collection “On the Road of the Morning Star”; winner of awards of various literature competitions. She works as a librarian in the Public library in her hometown and she is on the head of the Poetry workshop at the children library of the elementary and secondary schools in Tzaribrod.

DIMITAR BORIMECHKOV was born on 1 May 1949 in Taraklia /Moldova/ - the centre of the Bulgarian culture. He graduates journalists in the Kishinev University in 1981. He published poems, prose, essays, reports and publicistic works in Bulgarian newspapers “Home word”(Kishinev), “Homeland”(Odessa, Ukraine), “BG in the World”(Sofia) etc. He is an editor of the literature-publicistic newspaper “Bulgarian Voice” (Taraklia). He is also an author of the following books: “University of Revelations”(A Lyrical Prose for children), “The Blue Distance”(Poems for children), “ I want to live tomorrow again”(Poems, lyrical miniatures, a diary). A collection of interviews of famous scientists, journalists, culture and religious figures “The Borders of the Spirit” is now printing. His poems and miniatures for children are included in textbooks for second, third and forth grade in the schools in Moldova.

NIKO STOYANOV was born on 9 January 1947 in Nova Ivanovka Bulgarian village (Ismail region, Ukraine). He graduated the Harkov State University (Russian and Bulgarian philology). He had published poems in Bulgarian, Russian, Ukraine, Moldovan and other languages in newspapers, magazines and anthologies since 1965. He is the screen writer of about 20 documentary movies, among which is the first movie about the Besarabian Bulgarians “In the Green Steppe of Budjak…”(1982). He is the founder and the editor in chief of the first in Moldova newspaper of the Besarabian Bulgarians “Home word”. He published 15 poems-collections, two of which for children – “Flowers for Mummy” (Kishinev, 1985) and “Poems of Antoshka” (Kishinev, 1996).

SANYA LJUBENOVA was born in Pirot in 1992 in a family of a lawyer and a physician. She lives with her parents and her sister in Dimitrovgrad /Tzaribrod/ - Serbia. Now she is a student in fifth grade of the elementary school “Mosha Piade”. She is an excellent student, dances in a folk-dance group, she is keen on modern dancing in the “Swing” school. She won awards in national and international literature competitions many times. She writes poetry in Bulgarian and Serbian. Many of her works are published in the “Fellow“ children magazine /Serbia/.

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2005

BANKO PETKOV BANKOV

He was born in Lovetch in1936. He graduated building engineering. He has taught in the Architecture, building and geodesy University and in the Higher Institute of Building in Sofia. He studied in France, so he knew France and loves it much.

He wrote fiction: “A Long Day”, “The Loss”, “The Climbing Up”, “A Gypsy Summer”, “Not First Nor Last”, “Stars and Satellites”, “A Trite Mistake”. He wrote the plays “Who will wait until the Sunrise”, “The St Dimitar Day Miracle”, “The Big Outwit”, “A Tchiprovtsi Baron”, screen-plays, a short novel for children.”Untill Tomorrow and Back”, about one hundred short stories in newspapers and magazines and jolly stories for the “Slaveitche” magazine.

He won numerous awards for fiction and dramaturgy in many local and national competitions. He won the first prize of “Fiut” Publishing house for his book with tales for children “The Little Tiger’s Pyjamas”.

 

BOJANA APOSTOLOVA

She was born in Plovdiv on May 9, 1945. She graduated Veliko Tarnovo University “St. St. Cyril and Metodii” – “Bulgarian philology” speciality. She is the owner of a printing and publishing house “Janet 45-Ltd.”-Plovdiv.

She wrote 6 books with poetry: “Fire-dancer Fate”(1978), “Non-Promised World”(1986), “As My Mum Gave me the Name”(1995), “In the Drink of the Darkness”(1998), “All the Love”(2001), “Third Position”(2003) and the novel “Workday Bible”(1998). She published her book for children “The Man with the Sky” in 2003.

She is the winner of the National Award for literature “Plovdiv”.

 

TSONCHO RODEV

He was born in Provadia in 1926. He graduated “Law” at the Sofia University, but he dedicates himself to the literature as he was a student. He wrote numerous essays, stories, novels and his works are presented in Bulgarian literature more than fifty years. He realized that fiction is his calling so he wrote about Bulgarian ancient and modern history in a documentary realistic manner. He resuscitated the most glorious events and moments from our past. His work-for children and for adults-inspires love for Bulgaria. His voluminous work includes many books for children. The novels “The Black Rider”(1966), “They called me the Iron Hand”(1971), “The Man Without A Shadow”(1976), “The Sword of the Irreconcilable Men”(1981), “Two Against the Hell”(1986), “The Pirate/With A Black Lion on the Mast/”(1994), also the stories-collections “The Treasure of Lisimah”(1966), “Echoes”(1971), “The Avenger”(1983) and the essay “Beyond the Blue Threshold”(1985).

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GEORGI KONSTANTINOV

He was born in Pleven in 1934. He graduated Sofia University “St.Kliment Ohridski”, ‘Bulgarian philology” speciality. He is the author of more than twenty-five collections of poems.

He has been nominated for the World “Hans Christian Andersen” Prize two times for his books for children. He was awarded the “Petko Rachev Slaveikov” Prize of the Ministry of education in 2001. He is a director of “Plamak Magazine” publishing house. He is the chairman of the Bulgarian PEN-centre. He is an honorary citizen of Pleven (2004). He wrote some books for children: “The Parrot Named Bravo”, “How the Mountain went to the Sea”, “A Donkey with Wings”, Tales for Rumpi-Rump”, “Tufo the red-haired Pirate”, “Questions in the Zoo” etc. His humoristic novel “Tufo the red-haired Pirate” and its final part “Tufo the red-haired star” are among the most popular book for children in Bulgaria. The last book has many editions in Bulgaria and it is also published in French, German, Russian, Polish, Ukrainian etc.

 

HAIGASHOD AGASSIAN

He was born in Varna in January 1953. He graduated “Pancho Vladigerov” Music Academy with honors and a master class-chamber music.

He composed musicals and dramatic plays for children like “The Wolf and The Seven Young Goats” and “I Will Make You Fall In Love”.

Haigashod Agassian is a winner of the “Dimitar Valtchev” Foundation Prize for theatrical music (2004). He composed songs for children, most of which are included in the content of the music textbooks and for this activity he has been also awarded many times. Some of these songs are: “The World is Wonderful”, “Carnival”, “A Music Scale”. “Christmas Night” and “The Girls With the Speckles” have been awarded second prize. “A Scamp Paradise” have been awarded a special prize, and “A Lesson In Falling Down” won the prize of the radio listeners.

Haigashod Agassian has been awarded the “Golden Orpheus” Great Prize (1993) and First prize in 1994. He won the prize of UN organization for a song for teenagers in a radio competition in 1997. His most famous song “Don’t Grow Old Love” has been awarded the prize for the most romantic love song. Haigashod Agassian recorded CDs with songs for children-“The Magic Pill”, “Lets Give A Hand To Someone” and “Hello, My Friend!”.

 

LJUBEN PETKOV

He was born in the Strandja region village Krushevets on June 3, 1939. He graduated Varna Economics University.

He worked as a journalist and an editor in “Mladej” magazine and “Savremennik” magazine, he was a director of “Otechestvo” publishing house.

He writes for adults and children.

H e published his book with tales and stories for children “A Basket full with Strawberries” in 1975, then follow his books for children “The White Sisters”(1978), “The Old Oak”(1979), the novels “The Blue Mountain”(1981), “The Clock of Varna”(1983), “Storks in October”(1987), “Eye of the World”(1988), “A First-grade pupil”(1988). He published his book for children “The Cake of Dr Sirius” in 2004.

The books of Ljuben Petkov won many prestige awards, they have been translated in Hungarian, Russian, German, Polish, Czech and Spanish.

 

MILORAD GEROV

He was born in Bolevdol village (Dimitrovgrad region, Serbia) in 1938. He studied in his home village and in Dimitrovgrad. Graduated Belgrade University-Literature and Arts History. He lives and works in Belgrade. He writes poetry in Bulgarian and Serbian and also translates literature works in Bulgarian and Serbian. He is also engaged in painting.

Gerov is one of the contributors of “Drugarche” and “Most” magazines, and “Bratstvo” newspaper. His works for children are published in “Neven” magazine, “Zmai”, “Politika za detsa”, “Tik-tak”, “Dechie novine”, “Osmeh”, “Zagradka”, “Vesela sveska”, “Slavetche” magazines etc.

He published the following books: “Light Shores”(1980), “A Jolly Bell”(1984), “By the Passport of the Life”(1989), “The Boy in Love”(1991), “The Singing Childhood”(1991), “When I was a Little Boy”(1996) etc.

He is a winner of prestige awards for poetry for children and other prizes for his literary work. He is a member of the Association of writers and the Association of the translators in Serbia. His literary works are included in the content of many collections of poems, anthologies, readers…

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SEVDA SEVAN

She was born in Nova Zagora in 1945. She graduated Sofia University – “Bulgarian philology”. She is a diplomat and she was an Armenian ambassador in Bulgaria until the end of 2004. Sevda Sevan wrote poems, historical novels and travel notes, which were translated and published abroad. “Tales for Nile, Pagan and Biyaina” is her first book for children, which was written at first for the author’s grandchildren, and then published for the many children who love to read books except watching TV and playing computer games.

 

STANKA PENCHEVA

She was born in Sliven on July 9, 1929. She graduates Sofia University – “Russian philology”. Later she translates poems of Russian poets.

She worked as an editor and a journalist in the Bulgarian National Radio, “Septemvri” magazine and “Otechestvo” magazine.

She published twenty-five collections of poems, three collections of essays, travel notes, articles etc., an autobiographical novel and two books for children: “The Jolly Wedding in the Wood” and “Dear big brother!...Letters of a Dachshound”.

Stanka Pencheva writes mostly for adults, but her book “Dear big brother!...” had two editions and a television serial on the Bulgarian National Television was based on it.

Her poems have been translated in all European languages, also in Arabian, Georgian etc.

 

STEFAN TZANEV

Stefan Tzanev was born in Chervena voda village, Rousse region on August 7, 1936 He finished high school in Rousse in 1954, and graduated journalism in Sofia University in 1959 and dramaturgy in Moscow Cinema University in 1965. He wrote articles for the “Narodna mladej” newspaper in 1959-1960 in the Rodopi region. He was an editor in the Movie Studio /1965-1967/, a dramatist in the State Satiric Theatre /1967-1970/, in the Theatre of the Regions /1970-1973/, in “Sofia” theatre /1973-1984; 1991- /, in Plovdiv Drama theatre /1984-1991/.

He wrote and published more than 50 books, containing poems, lyrics, essays, articles, stories, short novels and even a novel too. He wrote more than 30 plays. He also writes play for children: “The Dwarf and the Seven Snow whites + 1”, “ The Most Amazing Miracle” etc. His most famous “ Anni’s fairy-tales” – short poems have been re-published many times in more than 100 000 issues.

Poems of Stefan Tzanev have been translated in Byelorussian , Spanish, Italian, Mongolian, Polish, Russian, Serbian – Croatian, Ukrainian, Hungarian, French and Czech.

 

VLADIMIR VLADIMIRVICH KALOIANOV

He was born in Lozovatka village, Primorski region, Zaporojska district on September 22, 1954. He graduated ”Maksim Gorki” Literature Institute in Moscow in 1981.

He worked as a literary critic in “Bulgarian studies” department at the Moldova Academy of Science in Kishinew. He published his first collection of poems “Drops from the Root” in 1991. He published the collection of poems for children “Silvery Spout” in Sofia in 1994, and the book “Bulgarian Literature” in co-authorship with Professor Simeon Ianev. He published one more book “Sunny School” in Kiev three years later, which was translated in Bulgarian from Ukrainian. He defended a dissertation in the Historical Institute of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in 1997. Vladimir Vladimirvitch Kaloianov is a doctor of historical sciences and a member of the Association of the Bulgarian writers.

He collected Bulgarian folklore songs and wrote works on the problems of education of the Bulgarians in Ukraine for many years.

 

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ANETA DOUCHEVA FERMANN

She was born in October 24, 1960 in Provadia. She graduated a high school in Varna and Veliko Tarnovo UniversitySt. St. Cyril and Methodius – English philology.

She works basically in the field of tales and fairy novels. She works for Radio Varna and for “Krilatko” and “Droujinka” magazines etc. Her works are written in a modern style, they are prolific in fantasy, humour, warmth, frankness and sensibility.

She wrote the books "Toni-Pony" (1989), "Gogo" (1994) and "The pocket dwarf" (2006).

Aneta Doucheva lives in Munich, Germany since 1990.

 

DAFINA GEORGIEVA - RONYA

She was born in July 22, 1989 in Sofia. She studied in 133rd elementary schoolA. S. Pushkin" to the seventh grade, and then studied in the American college in Sofia in 2003.    She was gifted an extraordinary imagination, which gave her the chance to feel comfortable drawing, writing and playing on stage Her drawings could be found in her note-books, sketch-blocks and pads She was impressed by everything: by people, nature, animals. And angels, many angels live in her works. She illustrated by herself her thoughts, feelings and experiences, and we can see that in her dairy, which is always with her wherever she is.

Dafy attracted people inconspicuously. Many of her friends were always around her. They called her Ronya like in the book of her favourite writer Astrid Lindgren “Ronya- the daughter of the robber". She read all the time. She played like a puppet actress in the cartoon Imaginary concert ", doubled children’s roles in cinema...

Dafy stayed forever 14. She died in November 18, 2003 hit by a car on a pedestrian pathway in front of the American college. That car took away her life and her chance to develop her talents.  

The medleyI am a dream" includes poems, essays, notes from her diary and e-mail messages, she mailed her friends, and many, many drawings. Dafy could not select them by her self. But we hope that her eyesight coincide with that one of the people who worked out this lovely colored book with so much love and admiration.

 

GEORGI KONSTANTINOV

He was born in Pleven in 1934. He graduated Sofia University “St.Kliment Ohridski”, Bulgarian philology” speciality. He is the author of more than twenty-five collections of poems.

He has been nominated for the World “Hans Christian Andersen” Prize two times for his books for children. He was awarded the “Petko Rachev Slaveikov” Prize of the Ministry of education in 2001. He was the winner of the nationalKonstantin Konstantinov award for 2005 for achievements in the book publishing for children in the “Author” category. He is a director of “Plamak Magazine” publishing house. He is the chairman of the Bulgarian PEN-centre. He is an honorary citizen of Pleven (2004). He wrote some books for children: “The Parrot Named Bravo”, “How the Mountain went to the Sea”, “A Donkey with Wings”, Tales for Rumpi-Rump”, “Tufo the red-haired Pirate”, “Questions in the Zoo” etc. His humoristic novel “Tufo the red-haired Pirate” and its final part “Tufo the red-haired star” are among the most popular book for children in Bulgaria. The last book has many editions in Bulgaria and it is also published in French, German, Russian, Polish, Ukrainian etc.

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GEORGI MISHEV

He was born in November 3, 1935 in Joglav village, Lovech region.

He graduated a high school in Lovech /1953/ and Sofia University Journalism. He worked as a regional correspondent in 1958 – 1967 and 1970 became an editor and a screenplay writer in “Boyana” cinema studios. He wrote more than 20 books of poems, short novels and novels for children and adults. Georgi Mishev is a winner of the national literary award of the Ministry of education and sciencePetko Rachev Salveikov for lifelong achievements in writing for children.

Books for children: “The blue-eyed fisherman” -  stories about Vasil Levski” /1958 and 1987/,  the storiesPeaks are ours” /1960 /, “The Kid” /1964 / , “The little lion” /1968 / , “Good day, teacher” /1987 /, the short novelsTwo boys and Olympy” /1961 /, “Bearers of landmarks”/1968/, “Tales via intercom” /1969 / , “Rubber head” /1971 / , tales for children The nest of the wood-peckers” /1974 /, “A master in the bushes” /1986 /, “A cart full of joy /1995 / - tales and stories for children, the novel A straw orphan” /2004 /.

 

IRINA BATKOVA

She was born in 1960 in Sofia. She graduated the Sofia University – a Bulgarian philology. She works as a consultant in the field of Bulgarian art and a manager of Vitosha galleryShe wrote many articles in the field of art and literature in Bulgarian and foreign periodicals. She also draws. She has five exhibitions since 1996 and took part in many other exhibitions home and abroad.

She wrote the book of poetry: „Turned up-side-down cathedrals” (1991) andRunic symbols” (1996). She published her first book for children The moon ink-pot in 2006. Besides a talented writer, Irina Batkova is also an original illustrator. Her three books were illustrated by her.

 

JULIA SPIRIDONOVA - JULKA

She was born in October 30, 1972 in Sofia, in the family of painters. She works as a screen-play writer and a game-writer. She wrote more than 300 screen-plays, which were filmed and broadcasted on the Bulgarian National TV channel. She wrote the screen-play of several puppet series broadcasts for little children "Good night, children" and of the weekly broadcast for teen-agers on the Bulgarian National TV channel "Hello!" – for Internet and electronic games. She wrote series of fairy tales for children ("Parents" magazine) and "The tales of Julka" (the official web-site of the Bulgarian National TV channel). She published stories in Bulgarian literary magazines, but her great love is literature for children.

She wrote three childrens books - "The guguleta" (1999), "Tales about Guguleta" (2000) and"Adventures with Jiggo" (2003). She also illustrated the first two books.

She is married and has a son – Samuil.

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MAYA DULGUCHEVA

She was born in May 5, 1967 in Stara Zagora. She graduated Plovdiv UniversityPaisii Hilendarski”. She writes poems and tales for children, plays, songs, librettos.

Shoumen puppet theatre played her play Christmas miraclesin 2003. She wrote the tale in rhymesAn elephant and an umbrella”/1999/, the books of poetry “Seeds from the apple” /2000/, “Another tale” /2005/, and also the series of talesSkubljothe overreached pirate”, “Aunt Bear on a fancy-dress ball”, “A bow-tie for the great Shouraldi”, “A shelter for Tritochka”. She wrote articles for newspapers and specialized literary issues.

She is a winner of the specialized award for poetry for 2005 in the competitionThe golden chain of Trud newspaper.

She wrote lyrics for songs /of the composer Margarita Shoselova/ for many textbooks for children under school ageThe first seven”, also lyrics for songs of the composer Janina Yankulova in the two audio-albums of the children’s vocal groupSmiles”, a part of which we can find in the textbooks in Music for the primary classes “Proseveta” publishing house. She also writes lyrics for the songs of the composer Haigashod Agassian in the educational series for children of the Pan theatre”.

She is also an editor ofThe place for childrenin www.LiterNet.bg, which won the special prize of the national literary competition Stoyan Drinov in 2004.

She is a member of the Bulgarian Writers’ Union. She works and lives in Sofia.

 

ROSITSA CHERNOKOJEVA

She was born in Popovo in 1952. She graduated Sofia Universitya Bulgarian philology /1973/, “Philosophy andLibrary sciences and bibliography”. She worked in Aprilov Palauzov regional library in Gabrovo /1975 – 1984/, in the House of homour Gabrovo until 1986. She has been working as a research worker in the Institute of literature at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences since 1989. She is basically interested in the history of the Bulgarian children’s literature. She wrote the books: “An anthology of Bulgarian laughter”, in cooperation with V. Chernokojev /1995/, “Pavel is not alone in the world” /2002/, which was published by a competition of the National book centre, andMy dear, Funny” – an anthology of humour for children /2002/.

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RUMEN SHOMOV

He was born in 1951 in Sofia. He graduated the Institute of cinematography (Moscow, Russia), specialtyEconomics of cinema and television.

He worked as an editor in the Science-research institute at the Committee for television and radio, in Bulgarian national radio and in the children editor office of the Bulgarian national television, he was a manager of «Dramaturgic programs» department of the Bulgarian national television, a play-writer in the Satiric-variety theatre Gabrovo, a lecturer in dramaturgy in Art-college of audio-visual and scenic arts in Sofia, an editor and a translator.

He wrote books, plays, screen-plays for movies for children and adults.

Books for children: “The tomcat Tililej(1981)tales, “The dreaming tram(1987) tales and stories, the playThere mice at home, granny!” (1990), “The cuckoo stutters(1997)poems, “Tales for cats, dogs, trams and a vacuum cleaner(2006). She wrote the screen-play of the movieThe beeping nose(1988)a producer and an editor of the plays for childrenThe summer of the champion”, “Adventures on the attic”, “Auction”, “The little giraffeand A conversation with birds”, which won the special prize of the Chicago film festival for children’s cinema “Liv Ulman”.

He is a winner of many prizes from Bulgarian and foreign international film, television and dramaturgic festivals.

He is a member of the Cinema dramatists association at the Bulgarian cinema workers union and of the Bulgarian writers’ union.

 

TODOR STOICHKOV LOZANOV

He was born on March 9, 1943 in Sofia. He graduated Sofia University as a lawyer and later qualified in television journalism.

He wrote television screen-plays, short stories and lyrics for pop songs. He published the historical playRasate”, which reconstituted the conversion of Bulgariansa very special part of the Bulgarian history, in co-operation with Momchil Lozanov, in 2002. The book presents the interesting conflict between the royal prince Boris and his son Rasate, concerning the continuity in traditions. The theme of the play in a unique way continues in Todor Lozanovs bookA legend for letters” /2004/

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2007

MAYA DULGUCHEVA

She was born in May 5, 1967 in Stara Zagora. She graduated Plovdiv UniversityPaisii Hilendarski”. She writes poems and tales for children, plays, songs, librettos.

Shoumen puppet theatre played her play Christmas miraclesin 2003. She wrote the tale in rhymesAn elephant and an umbrella”/1999/, the books of poetry “Seeds from the apple” /2000/, “Another tale” /2005/, and also the series of talesSkubljothe overreached pirate”, “Aunt Bear on a fancy-dress ball”, “A bow-tie for the great Shouraldi”, “A shelter for Tritochka”. She wrote articles for newspapers and specialized literary issues.

She is a winner of the specialized award for poetry for 2005 in the competitionThe golden chain of Trud newspaper.

She wrote lyrics for songs /of the composer Margarita Shoselova/ for many textbooks for children under school ageThe first seven”, also lyrics for songs of the composer Janina Yankulova in the two audio-albums of the children’s vocal groupSmiles”, a part of which we can find in the textbooks in Music for the primary classes “Proseveta” publishing house. She also writes lyrics for the songs of the composer Haigashod Agassian in the educational series for children of the Pan theatre”.

She is also an editor ofThe place for childrenin www.LiterNet.bg, which won the special prize of the national literary competition Stoyan Drinov in 2004.

She is a member of the Bulgarian Writers’ Union. She works and lives in Sofia.

 

DIMITAR BORIMECHKOV

Dimitar Borimechkov was born on 1 May 1949 in Taraklia /Moldova/ - the centre of the Bulgarian culture. He graduates journalists in the Kishinev University in 1981. He published poems, prose, essays, reports and publicistic works in Bulgarian newspapers “Home word”(Kishinev), “Homeland”(Odessa, Ukraine), “BG in the World”(Sofia) etc. He is an editor of the literature-publicistic newspaper “Bulgarian Voice” (Taraklia). He is also an author of the following books: “University of Revelations”(A Lyrical Prose for children), “The Blue Distance”(Poems for children), “ I want to live tomorrow again”(Poems, lyrical miniatures, a diary). A collection of interviews of famous scientists, journalists, culture and religious figures “The Borders of the Spirit” is now printing. His poems and miniatures for children are included in textbooks for second, third and forth grade in the schools in Moldova.

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KATYA VODENICHAROVA

Katya Vodenicharova was born on 13 of September 1926 in Sofia. She graduated Secondary school and Bulgarian language and literature at “St. Kliment Ohridski” Sofia University. She has worked as a teacher in Devin and Sofia. Since 1951 worked in Bulgarian National Radio as an editor and an assistant editor in chief of Children’s Editor’s office and as an editor in chief of “Humor, satire and entertainments” editors. Her interest to the children and teenagers is an object of her almost entire of many years creation works – 7 radio stage plays, 6 doll’s stage plays, 8 thetrical stage plays, 8 scripts about accomplished TV films and stage plays, 9 books for children and teenagers, among them are: the collection with stories “In first class” (1962), “Hop-Trop” (1971), “The actor from our street” (1971); the tales “A boy - hero” (1965), “A tale about Radoslav” (1967); the short novels “A metre above the ground” (1979), “Chochko take to the world” (1988), “ Come and eat me Mony” (1996).

Katya Vodenicharova is a winner of the National “Konstantin Konstantinov” award for an entire contribution to the children’s literature (2006).

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PANCHO PANCHEV

Pancho Panchev /Grandpa Panch/ was born on 17 of November in Sofia. He graduated Russian Secondary school and science of dramatic art; He has written scores of stage plays /half of them for children/, collections with short stories, publicism, books of poetry, fables, scripts for animated films, librettos for musical-stage works. His stage plays are performed in Russia, Germany, Poland, Czech, Belgium, USA, Romania, Mongolia, Serbia, Hungary, Finland, Cyprus and somewhere else. He is an author of scores of books with the poetical riddles, tales and poems for kids, the novels among them are: “Zoo alphabet” – riddles (1988), “A dozen American tales for present and previous children” (1994), “Riddles about insects and flowers” (1995), “Tales on one morsel” (1995), “A dozen tales with lies” (1997), “Snowflakes fall” – poems (1997), “Tales about theatre” (2000), “Tales about theatre” 1 and 2 (2000), “ Diary of Mody baby elephant” a novel (2001), “Guess the towns!” – Riddles (2002), “Riddles for good night”, “Poems about you” (2004), “There is no boredom here with Gosho” (2006), “Believe if you want” – Tales (2006) and others.

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PETYA ALEXANDROVA. Born 1948. Graduated “Dobri Chintulov” Sliven High School and Bulgarian Philology at the Veliko Tarnovo University. She is a journalist with many years of practice for”Trud” and “Otechestven vestnik” national newspapers. She lives and works in Sofia capital.

Books for children:

·  A Day Off For the Escalator. Tales in prose. Sofia, Otechestvo publishing, 1985. Winner of a Debut ward of the Ministry of education and the Ministry of culture for her book for 1985

·  Visulki-Prismehulki. Poems. Sofia, Bulgarski Hudojnik publishing, 1990.

·  A Diet without Mice. Poems. Sofia, V & V publishing, 1994.

·  Not afraid of trashing. Poems. Sofia, V & V publishing, 1995.

·  No End and Back. Tales in prose. Sofia. Zlatostrui publishing, 1997.

·  Karakondju. Poems. Sofia, Zelena Valna publishing, 1998.

·  A Fig Girl. A Short Novel for Teenagers. Sofia, RIK-I-C publishing, 2001.

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2008

MAYA DULGUCHEVA

She was born in May 5, 1967 in Stara Zagora. She graduated Plovdiv UniversityPaisii Hilendarski”. She writes poems and tales for children, plays, songs, librettos.

Shoumen puppet theatre played her play Christmas miraclesin 2003. She wrote the tale in rhymesAn elephant and an umbrella”/1999/, the books of poetry “Seeds from the apple” /2000/, “Another tale” /2005/, and also the series of talesSkubljothe overreached pirate”, “Aunt Bear on a fancy-dress ball”, “A bow-tie for the great Shouraldi”, “A shelter for Tritochka”. She wrote articles for newspapers and specialized literary issues.

She is a winner of the specialized award for poetry for 2005 in the competitionThe golden chain of Trud newspaper.

She wrote lyrics for songs /of the composer Margarita Shoselova/ for many textbooks for children under school ageThe first seven”, also lyrics for songs of the composer Janina Yankulova in the two audio-albums of the children’s vocal groupSmiles”, a part of which we can find in the textbooks in Music for the primary classes “Proseveta” publishing house. She also writes lyrics for the songs of the composer Haigashod Agassian in the educational series for children of the Pan theatre”.

She is also an editor ofThe place for childrenin www.LiterNet.bg, which won the special prize of the national literary competition Stoyan Drinov in 2004.

She is a member of the Bulgarian Writers’ Union. She works and lives in Sofia.

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GEORGI KONSTANTINOV

He was born in Pleven in 1934. He graduated Sofia University “St.Kliment Ohridski”, Bulgarian philology” speciality. He is the author of more than twenty-five collections of poems.

He has been nominated for the World “Hans Christian Andersen” Prize two times for his books for children. He was awarded the “Petko Rachev Slaveikov” Prize of the Ministry of education in 2001. He was the winner of the nationalKonstantin Konstantinov award for 2005 for achievements in the book publishing for children in the “Author” category. He is a director of “Plamak Magazine” publishing house. He is the chairman of the Bulgarian PEN-centre. He is an honorary citizen of Pleven (2004). He wrote some books for children: “The Parrot Named Bravo”, “How the Mountain went to the Sea”, “A Donkey with Wings”, Tales for Rumpi-Rump”, “Tufo the red-haired Pirate”, “Questions in the Zoo” etc. His humoristic novel “Tufo the red-haired Pirate” and its final part “Tufo the red-haired star” are among the most popular book for children in Bulgaria. The last book has many editions in Bulgaria and it is also published in French, German, Russian, Polish, Ukrainian etc.

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VICTOR SAMUILOV. Born in Sofia in 1946. He has graduated Bulgarian Philology at the Sofia University” and worked in many literature and humorous newspapers and magazines. He has also worked as an editor in the Sofia Cartoons Studio. He is one of the publishers and editors of the humorous newspaper - “The three fools” /from 1991 to 1999/ and fun “Fras” magazine / 1999-2001/. He is the author of 12 books for children and adults. A screenplay writer of cartoons. Translates books from Russian.

Books for children:

·    A Heartless Record-Player. Sofia, Otechestvo, 1982. The book won the debut award for children literature of the Committee of Culture and the Ministry of Education – 1983.

·    A Home Sea. Sofia, Bulgarski Hudojnik, 1984. The book has been translated in Spanish.

·    Like That. Sofia. Bulgarski Hudojnik, 1987. The book has been awarded by the Ministry of Culture, Science and Education – 1989.

·    Between You and Me. Sofia, Otechestvo, 1989.

·    Deep in the Dark. Sofia, Zlatorog, 2001. The book has been awarded by the Centre of Literature for Children, “Angel Karaliichev” Museum and the Ministry of Education for its contribution to the children literature for - 2002.

 

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PETYA ALEXANDROVA. Born 1948. Graduated “Dobri Chintulov” Sliven High School and Bulgarian Philology at the Veliko Tarnovo University. She is a journalist with many years of practice for”Trud” and “Otechestven vestnik” national newspapers. She lives and works in Sofia capital.

Books for children:

·  A Day Off For the Escalator. Tales in prose. Sofia, Otechestvo publishing, 1985. Winner of a Debut ward of the Ministry of education and the Ministry of culture for her book for 1985

·  Visulki-Prismehulki. Poems. Sofia, Bulgarski Hudojnik publishing, 1990.

·  A Diet without Mice. Poems. Sofia, V & V publishing, 1994.

·  Not afraid of trashing. Poems. Sofia, V & V publishing, 1995.

·  No End and Back. Tales in prose. Sofia. Zlatostrui publishing, 1997.

·  Karakondju. Poems. Sofia, Zelena Valna publishing, 1998.

·  A Fig Girl. A Short Novel for Teenagers. Sofia, RIK-I-C publishing, 2001.

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ANETA DOUCHEVA FERMANN

She was born in October 24, 1960 in Provadia. She graduated a high school in Varna and Veliko Tarnovo UniversitySt. St. Cyril and Methodius – English philology.

She works basically in the field of tales and fairy novels. She works for Radio Varna and for “Krilatko” and “Droujinka” magazines etc. Her works are written in a modern style, they are prolific in fantasy, humour, warmth, frankness and sensibility.

She wrote the books "Toni-Pony" (1989), "Gogo" (1994) and "The pocket dwarf" (2006).

Aneta Doucheva lives in Munich, Germany since 1990.

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LEDA MILEVA

She was born on 5 of February, 1920 in Sofia. She graduated “American College” in Sofia and Institute for kindergarten mistresses, together with this she has educated in a Faculty of Law at “Kliment Ohridski” Sofia University. She was a chief of the editor’s office in “National Youth” and “Bulgarian Writer” publishing houses, an assistant director and a director of the Bulgarin National Television. She was an assistant head of the “Print and Cultural Collaboration” department in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a constant representative of Bulgaria to UNESCO in Paris. An assistant-president and a president of the Bulgarian PEN club and a president of the Translators’ Union in Bulgaria, a member of the managing committee of the Bulgarian Writers’ Union and a main editor of a “Panorama” magazine. She was a member of the managing committee of the International Fund for Development of the Culture to UNESCO during the period 1984-1992. She was a national representative in VIII and IX National Assembly and in VII Grand national assembly.

Leda Mileva published more than 50 books with poetry, narrative poems and stage plays for children, some of them are: “Rabbitt for a walk” /1946/, “There is no time” (1949), “Ivancho Moustached” (1959), “A train across the town” (1960), “The paths of the rainbow” (1964), “Coloured tales” (1969), “When the dolls not sleep” (1973), “Black flamingo” (1978), “Zlatoperko” (1980),“ ), “How the day comes” (1982), “Where is the elephant’s trunk” (1989), “A tale about the three foxes” (1998); “Carnival in the wood” /selected/ (2003), “The balloon and the doll with pink dress” (2007), many times republished.

She is an eminent translator. Translates poetry and prose from English, Russian, French and her books of poetry and stageplays are translated on over 15 languages.

Leda Mileva is a winner of the literary “Petko R. Slaveykov” award of the Ministry of Education for the entire creative work for children (1981) and the National “Konstantin Konstantinov” Prize for the entire contribution to the children’s book publishing (2007). She is included in the Honoured “Hans Christian Andersen” list on the International Committee for the children’s book about her “Coloured tales” (1979) book of poetry. She is an honoured worker of the culture (1971).

In 2006 she is awarded the order “Stara Planina” 1 class for the contribution to the development of the Bulgarian culture.

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ZOYA VASILEVA

She was born on 20 of March, 1955 in Sofia. She graduated children’s pedagogy and Bulgarian pedagogy at “St. Kliment Ohridski” Sofia University. She is an author of over 5 poetry books for adults and the books for children „Round angle” (2000) and the “Jolly band with bare feet” (2008). She translates from Russian, Byelorussian, Ukrainian and Serbo-Croatian languages. Some of hers poems are translated in English, French, Russian, Byelorussian, Turkish and Macedonian languages.

She is a winner of many awards, amongs them is the Yearly award of the Bulgarian Writers’ Union for the children’s book (2000).

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NEDYALKO YORDANOV

Nedyalko Yordanov was born on 18 of January, 1940 in Burgas town. He graduated secondary school in his home town and Bulgarian Philology at “St. Kliment Ohridski” Sofia University. He works as a teacher, an editor of “Sea” almanac, a dramatic author of the Bulgarian Dramatic Theatre and “Revival” theatre in Sofia. His creation works for adults includes: poetry, stage plays, film scripts and TV productions. He has written for children: the poems “My name is Krasimir” (1972), “Krasimir and Vladimir” (1978), “The adventures of Krasimir and Vladimir” (2001), “Tamarka’s adventures” (2000); the funny children’s series “Dangerous adventures with Heros melodious” (1997), “The wolf against the goat and her three kids” (1998); the poetry novel “Terrible jokes – jokes terrible” (1982); the stage play “A crocodile midst of mountain” (1986).

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KATYA VODENICHAROVA

Katya Vodenicharova was born on 13 of September 1926 in Sofia. She graduated Secondary school and Bulgarian language and literature at “St. Kliment Ohridski” Sofia University. She has worked as a teacher in Devin and Sofia. Since 1951 worked in Bulgarian National Radio as an editor and an assistant editor in chief of Children’s Editor’s office and as an editor in chief of “Humor, satire and entertainments” editors. Her interest to the children and teenagers is an object of her almost entire of many years creation works – 7 radio stage plays, 6 doll’s stage plays, 8 thetrical stage plays, 8 scripts about accomplished TV films and stage plays, 9 books for children and teenagers, among them are: the collection with stories “In first class” (1962), “Hop-Trop” (1971), “The actor from our street” (1971); the tales “A boy - hero” (1965), “A tale about Radoslav” (1967); the short novels “A metre above the ground” (1979), “Chochko take to the world” (1988), “ Come and eat me Mony” (1996).

Katya Vodenicharova is a winner of the National “Konstantin Konstantinov” award for an entire contribution to the children’s literature (2006).

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PANCHO PANCHEV

Pancho Panchev /Grandpa Panch/ was born on 17 of November in Sofia. He graduated Russian Secondary school and science of dramatic art; He has written scores of stage plays /half of them for children/, collections with short stories, publicism, books of poetry, fables, scripts for animated films, librettos for musical-stage works. His stage plays are performed in Russia, Germany, Poland, Czech, Belgium, USA, Romania, Mongolia, Serbia, Hungary, Finland, Cyprus and somewhere else. He is an author of scores of books with the poetical riddles, tales and poems for kids, the novels among them are: “Zoo alphabet” – riddles (1988), “A dozen American tales for present and previous children” (1994), “Riddles about insects and flowers” (1995), “Tales on one morsel” (1995), “A dozen tales with lies” (1997), “Snowflakes fall” – poems (1997), “Tales about theatre” (2000), “Tales about theatre” 1 and 2 (2000), “ Diary of Mody baby elephant” a novel (2001), “Guess the towns!” – Riddles (2002), “Riddles for good night”, “Poems about you” (2004), “There is no boredom here with Gosho” (2006), “Believe if you want” – Tales (2006) and others.

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2009

GEORGI KONSTANTINOV

He was born in Pleven in 1934. He graduated Sofia University “St.Kliment Ohridski”, Bulgarian philology” speciality. He is the author of more than twenty-five collections of poems.

He has been nominated for the World “Hans Christian Andersen” Prize two times for his books for children. He was awarded the “Petko Rachev Slaveikov” Prize of the Ministry of education in 2001. He was the winner of the nationalKonstantin Konstantinov award for 2005 for achievements in the book publishing for children in the “Author” category. He is a director of “Plamak Magazine” publishing house. He is the chairman of the Bulgarian PEN-centre. He is an honorary citizen of Pleven (2004). He wrote some books for children: “The Parrot Named Bravo”, “How the Mountain went to the Sea”, “A Donkey with Wings”, Tales for Rumpi-Rump”, “Tufo the red-haired Pirate”, “Questions in the Zoo” etc. His humoristic novel “Tufo the red-haired Pirate” and its final part “Tufo the red-haired star” and the new edition “The Adventures of Tufo the red-haired Pirate” q which gathered all the adventures of the red-haired cat, are among the most popular book for children in Bulgaria. The last book of Georgi Konstantinov has many editions in Bulgaria and it is also published in about ten European languages: French, German, Russian, Polish, Ukrainian etc.

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MAYA DULGUCHEVA

 She was born in May 5, 1967 in Stara Zagora. She graduated Plovdiv University “Paisii Hilendarski”. She writes poems and tales for children, plays, songs, librettos.

 Shoumen puppet theatre played her play “Christmas miracles” in 2003. She wrote the tale in rhymes “An elephant and an umbrella”/1999/, the books of poetry “Seeds from the apple” /2000/, “Another tale” /2005/, and also the series of tales “Skubljo – the overreached pirate”, “Aunt Bear on a fancy-dress ball”, “A bow-tie for the great Shouraldi”, “A shelter for Tritochka”. She wrote articles for newspapers and specialized literary issues.

 She is a winner of the specialized award for poetry for 2005 in the competition “The golden chain” of “Trud” newspaper.

 She wrote lyrics for songs /of the composer Margarita Shoselova/ for many textbooks for children under school age “The first seven”, also lyrics for songs of the composer Janina Yankulova in the two audio-albums of the children’s vocal group “Smiles”, a part of which we can find in the textbooks in Music for the primary classes “Proseveta” publishing house. She also writes lyrics for the songs of the composer Haigashod Agassian in the educational series for children of the “Pan theatre”.

She is also an editor of “The place for children” in www.LiterNet.bg, which won the special prize of the national literary competition “Stoyan Drinov” in 2004.

 She is a member of the Bulgarian Writers’ Union. She works and lives in Sofia.

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PETYA ALEXANDROVA

Petya Alexandrova was born on June 23, 1948 in Yambol. She graduated “Dobri Chintulov” Sliven High School and Bulgarian Philology at the Veliko Tarnovo University “St St Cyril and Methodius”. She is a journalist with many years of practice for ”Trud” and “Otechestven vestnik” national newspapers, “Native language” magazine etc. She lives and works in Sofia since 1975.

Petya Alexandrova wrote poetry for adults and tales and poems for children.

Her book of tales “A Day off for the Escalator” (1985) won a debut award of the Bulgarian Ministry of education and of the Ministry of culture. Then follow her collections of poems: “Visulki-Prismehulki” (1990), “A Diet without Mice” (1994), “Not afraid of trashing” (1995), “Karakondjo” (1998); the tales in prose “No End and Back” (1997 ); the short novel for teenagers “A Fig Girl” (2001); the collection of poems and tales “Silky umbrella” (2007) from the series “Golden feather” of “Hermes” publishing house.

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MARKO GANCHEV

Marko Ganchev Marinov was born on February 13, 1932 in Marcha village, Gabrovo region. He graduated high school in Dryanovo and Bulgarian philology in Sofia University „St. Kliment Ohridski”.After graduating University he was sent by the Bulgarian writer’s union in Tirana (Albania) to prepare himself for being an interpreter of poetry from Albanian into Bulgarian.

            He worked as an editor in „Narodna kultura” newspaper, „Starshel”, „Suvremennik”, an editor-in-chief of the almanac for humor „Apropo” and of „Literaturen forum” newspaper. Since 1993 to 1999 he is an ambassador of Republic of Bulgaria in Belarus. He is a poet and an interpreter, an author of many rhymes, poems and tales for children, published in more than 15 books. Among them are: „The Terrible Marcot”(1971), „How we can made…”(1971), „Farewell to the goblins”(1974), „Crocodile’s younger brother”(1976), „A Paper-bag of popcorns”(1977), „A Book with binoculars”(1978), „Globe-lightning”(1980), „The Big ones and the small ones”(1980),  „Pancho’s songs”(1983), „Are you ticklish”(1984), „The Lost doll”(1984), „A Bag for tomorrow”(1987), „The Goblin Hayde Holan”(1990), „Donkey’s matters”(2004), „The last trick of the fox”(2009).

            Marko Ganchev was awarded First class order “Stara planina” for his incredible lifelong achievements in Bulgarian culture in 2002.

            He is a winner of the National prize for literature „P. R. Slaveykov” of the Ministry of culture and education for his lifelong work for children and teenagers (2001) and of the National award „Konstantin Konstantinov” for his lifelong achievements in the field of book-publishing for children (2008).

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KATYA VODENICHAROVA (Ekaterina Raykova Vonenicharova)

Katya Vodenicharova was born on 13 of September 1926 in Sofia. She graduated Secondary school and Bulgarian language and literature at “St. Kliment Ohridski” Sofia University. She has worked as a teacher in Devin and Sofia. Since 1951 worked in Bulgarian National Radio as an editor and an assistant editor in chief of Children’s Editor’s office and as an editor in chief of “Humor, satire and entertainments” editors. Her interest to the children and teenagers is an object of her almost entire of many years creation works – 7 radio stage plays, 6 doll’s stage plays, 8 thetrical stage plays, 8 scripts about accomplished TV films and stage plays, 9 books for children and teenagers, among them are: the collection with stories “In first class” (1962), “Hop-Trop” (1971), “The actor from our street” (1971); the tales “A boy - hero” (1965), “A tale about Radoslav” (1967); the short novels “A metre above the ground” (1979), “Chochko take to the world” (1988), “ Come and eat me Mony” (1996), Follow me, Granny” (2007) andCake on cruch” (2008).

Katya Vodenicharova is a winner of the National “Konstantin Konstantinov” award for an entire contribution to the children’s literature (2006) and of the National awardP. R. Slaveykovof the Bulgarian Ministry of education and science for her works for children and teenagers (2008).

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ÒÎÌÀ BINCHEV

Toma Binchev was born on August 22, 1946 in Burgas. He graduated Bulgarian language and literature, and after that Philosophy with specialization in Sociology in “St. Kliment Ohridski” Sofia University.

            He wrote six collections of poems for adults and more than twenty books for children with jolly poems, tongue-twister, riddles and proverbs. Among them are „A Hen with a brooch” (1992), „Unwashed whale” (1995), „The Ciphers and jolly poems” (1997), „Water wheel” (1997), „The letters and jolly poems” (1998), „Riddles from the wild forest” (1998), „Riddles from the southern countries” (1998), „Mushrooms without teeth” (1998), „Bulgarian national riddles” (1999), „Bulgarian proverbs and tongue-twisters” (1999), „Thirsty fishes” (2000), ”Book of letters“( 2000), „Little butterfly” (2001), „Sunflower house” (2006), „Book for ciphers” (2006), „Riddles” (2007), „Book of letters” (2007) etc. He is an author and co-author of textbook and school appliances for children from pre-school and school age: primers, readers, literary anthologies etc.  His works have been translated into English, Polish, Rumanian, Hungarian etc.

Toma Binchev established in 1997 “August” publishing house, which is specialized in publishing and popularizing of the classical and modern fiction for children.

            Toma Binchev is a winner of the National prize for literature for poetry “Peyo Yavorov “ – Pomorie (1998), of the National literary prize „Petko R. Slaveykov”  of the Ministry of  education and science for his lifelong achievement in his work for children and teenagers (2006) and of the First prize for poetry of the tenth edition of the National competition for poetry by the name of Hristo Fotev in Burgas (2008). Many of his poems for children are text for songs and he has been awarded with several prizes for text of the National competition for children’s songs ”Sweet-voiced wood-lark“ (2007).

Toma Binchev is an honorary citizen of Burgas.

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VELI CHAUSHEV

Veli Chaushev was born on September 11, 1934 in Zlatograd. He studied in Plovdiv and in Stara Zagora. He worked as a teacher for a short time. His life was changed forever by an occasional meeting with the actor Apostol Karamitev. He graduated Theatre acting at NATFA Krastyo Sarafov”. From 1958 to 1961 he worked in Drama theatreHaskovo. In 1961 he started work at State satiric theatreSofia and more than 50 years he played on its stage.

Veli Chaushev is also a great story teller. He wrote stories and short novels for adults and children.

Books for children: „Grancho: Two tales”(1974), „The white crank: Modern tales for children”(1975), „Hello: Tales”(1983), „Slamcho’s matters”(2008).

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ŠIMO

            Šimo Ešić was born on February 6, 1954 in Brezi village near Tuzla (Bosnia and Herzegovina). He graduated a faculty in local language and literature. He worked as a journalist in „Tuzla” radio and „Sarajevo” radio, and also as an editor in „Univeral” publishing house. Îò 1990 ã. å ñîáñòâåíèê íà èçäàòåëñòâî „Áîñíåíñêà ðå÷“  â ãð.Òóçëà.

He is an author of 20 books of poetry and prose, mostly for children. Some of his books have gone through several editions. His works have been translated into Slovenian, German, Swedish, Albanian and Macedonian.

Šimo Ešić is a winner of numerous awards from Yugoslavian competitions for poetry, short stories and dramaturgy for children. He was awarded the Annual prize for the best book for children in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1980 for his book «The Lodge of the Miner». For his contribution to the development of literature for children he was awarded the literary prize of Tuzla (1982) and the prize «Garland of the Old Olive Tree» (Bar, Montenegro) for 2006. In 2009 he was nominated for the «Astrid Lindgren» prize, the greatest world prize for literature for children.

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DUŠAN DURĐEV

Dušan Durđev was born on  April 3, 1953 in Novi Sad /Serbia/. He graduated school in the town of Kralevo and graduated University as a specialist in „Forestry” in Belgrade. He is an author of 18 books for adults and children. He writes satire, poetry for children and teenagers, he deals also with visual researches. He lives and works in Novi Sad. He is a director of  “Zmajeve dečje igre” Festival /Novi Sad/ since 1997.

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RAYKO YOLICHICH

Rayko Yolichich was born on in the town of (Montenegro). He is a famous poet, a journalist, a satiric, an actor, a humanist. He is an author of 23 books for children and adults. He is a winner of several literary awards from competitions in former Yugoslavia. He is a winner also of "The Old Olive Tree" prize (Bar, Montenegro) for his lifelong work for children.

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JAVIER CACHO

Javier Cacho Gomes was born on December 19, 1952 in Madrid /Spain/. He is a physicist. He works for many years in the National Institute for Space Technologies at the Ministry of defence of Spain îòáðàíàòà and he is one of the best scientists of the Institute who practice his specialty „Atmosphere science”. He was a research-worker in the National commission for space researches.

He is connected to the Antarctica by his researches of the demolition of the ozone over that continent. He is a member of the First Spanish scientific expedition in Antarctica (1986–1987), he was two times in Arctic and six times in the Antarctic, in the last three of which he was a commander of the Spanish polar base “Juan Carlos I” on Livingston Island.

Javier Cacho made a great personal friendly contribution for the functioning and development of Bulgarian scientific base. He is a great friend of Bulgarian Antarctic workers and he helped them many times in the time when he was a commander of the Spanish polar base.

He is an author of numerous scientific articles and lectures, of the research book „The Antarctica–the ozone hole”, of fiction stories. „The Pitty’s Adventures in Antarctica” is his first novel for children.

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2010

Angelina Zhekova

Angelina Zhekova was born on May 28, 1944 in the village of Dolna Vrabcha, Sofia District. She graduated Bulgarian Philology at Sofia University St. Climent Ohridski” University. She worked as a teacher of children's literature at the Institute for Children’s and Primary Teachers - Sofia and as a schoolteacher.

She is wrote a book of poetry for adults and books for children: " Forest Math(1979), "Festive calendar (1993), “the Cock Gogo (1994), "Sly Fox” (1996), " Sunflower Tears" ( 2000), "My Teddy Athlete" (2000), " My Teddy Firefighter" (2000), "Cat Alphabet (2002), "Not awaited Snow "(2004)," Santa Claus in the woods" (2005), "A house with a balcony (2006), "Forest Library (2006)," The Three Little Pigs "(2006)," My Teddy teacher" (2006)," My Teddy bear- a pilot" (2006), "My Teddy – a doctor (2006), My Teddy in the circus "(2006), "Merry alphabet" (2008), “Chicks sweet sleep" (2008), "Sleep my joy" (2008), "Lullaby" (2008), "Sleep my little bug” (2008), "The most beautiful Christmas tree" (2008), "Who what got under the Christmas tree" (2008), "How Snow White came to us?" (2008), “The Holiday and Snowy" (2008), "Hard working machines” ( 2008), "Naughty Puppies" (2008), "Where's Mom?" (2008), "At Fox’s Place" (2008), "Jolly Kittens" (2008), "The puppy Rushko" (2008), "And these are kittens!" (2008), "Have you been to the zoo?" (2008), "Meet the Teddy-Bears" (2008), "Hardworking ant" (2009), “The Sandman came here again" (2009), "The Sandman flies in the" (2009), "Little animas and children sleep" (2009), "The Wind sways branches" (2009), "The ocean softly sings" (2009), "Zoo" (2009), Transport (2009) "Ambulance" (2009), "Trucks" (2009), " Fire Car" (2009), "Tractors" (2009), "Racing Cars" (2009) etc.

Angelina Zhekova is the author of many texts of songs, as well as academic and educational literature for children for first up to fourth grade. Her poems can be found in textbooks for primary school pupils.

She translates children's books from Russian into English.

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ASEN SIRAKOV

         Assen Sirakov was born on 6 July 1952 in Sofia. He graduated Russian and Bulgarian Philology at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski".

Sirakov is a writer, linguist, publicist, translator, playwright and journalist with more than 1000 publications in periodicals. He is a popular author and host of "12 + Slap!" in Bulgarian National Radio since 1993 until 1998. He was a host of “Night Horizon" transmission and "12+3" in Bulgarian National Radio. In 1998, 1999 he is author and host of the shows "Sunday shop", “Upstairs, Downstairs", author and journalist in “Panorama” on Bulgarian National Television.

         Author of twelve books: collections of poetry, several novels and collections of short stories for adults as well as music: songs, pop songs, piano pieces, concert for piano and orchestra.

         His first children's book "Tales for Little Teddy bear or when Rabbit hibernates” was published in 2009.

         He is a winner of the awards: Grand Prix “POKI” for poetry (Harmanli, 1992), nominated for "Journalist of the Year" (“Reporter 7”, 1994), "Journalist of the Year" - Grand Prix ("Reporter 7, 1995) "Premios ondas" - Grand Prix in the section "Radio" (Barcelona, 1995), "Golden feather" - for literature and journalism (Sofia, 1996).   

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KRASIMIR MASHEV

         Krassimir Mashev was born on September 26, 1948 in Trustenik village, Pleven district (city now). He graduated Pedagogy and History at Sofia University and later - "Publishing" at the Faculty of Journalism. He worked as a detective inspector in the Interior Ministry and as an editor in section “Bulgarian literature” in "Georgi Bakalov " publishing house - Varna, where he lived from 1973.

         He wrote books of satirical poems, documentary prose, verse translations, librettos and texts for songs. He compiled books of humor, among which is the "Anthology of Bulgarian epigram" (2003).

         He also wrote the following books for children: "Cat Spelling (1985), “Beach ABC book" (1990), "Hat on a stick" (1994), "Mouse turnip" (2004), " Kitchen Elephant: Mysteries of smart heads" (2008) and the puppet plays "Christmas Magic" (2008) and "Grandpa and turnip" (2009), performed at Varna Puppet Theatre.

         He has been honored with literary awards in the field of satiric poetry.

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Ìaya Dalgacheva

         She was born in May 5, 1967 in Stara Zagora. She graduated Plovdiv University “Paisii Hilendarski”.

         She writes poems and tales for children and adults, tales, plays and songs.

         She wrote and published the tale in rhymes “An elephant and an umbrella”/1999/, the books of poetry “Seeds from the apple” /2000/, “Another tale” /2005/, and also the series of tales “Skubljo – the overreached pirate” (2003), “Aunt Bear on a fancy-dress ball” (2003), “A bow-tie for the great Shouraldi” (2004), “A shelter for Tritochka” (2004), ), „How to treat lion’s fear without drubbing" (2007)," How the little caterpillar wake up or how butterflies were born "(2007), "Christmas Miracles: Two Christmas Tales in Rhymes" (2008),"Motley tales" (2008).

         She wrote more than 100 songs for children a part of which we can find in the textbooks in Music for the primary classes “Proseveta” publishing house.

 

She wrote articles for newspapers and specialized literary issues.

She is a winner of the specialized award for poetry for 2005 in the competition “The golden chain” of “Trud” newspaper.

         She wrote and edited texts for “The first seven” magazine and editor of the “The place for children” in www.LiterNet.bg, which won the special prize of the national literary competition “Stoyan Drinov” in 2004.

 

         Maya Dalgacheva is a winner of the third prize for a new children's song contest of the National competition “Golden Cock" '98, the Special Prize for poetry of "Trud" (2005); the Second Prize in the transnational literary competition "Europe in a tale" („Åâðîïà â ïðèêàçêà”, 2006); of the "Golden Age" Award of the Ministry of Culture (2006), the National Award “Konstantin Konstantinov” for contributions to children's book publishing in category "Author" (2009) and she won the Bulgarian Writers’ Union’s Award for children’s literature (2009).

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Pavlina Nikolova Delcheva

         Pavlina Delcheva was born in Sofia on August 22, 1949. She graduated Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski” - Bulgarian philology. From 1974 to 2009 she was working in Bulgarian National Television in section "LIK", later renamed "Culture” and in the Satellite Television channel of Bulgarian National Television. She is a scriptwriter , editor and producer of numerous leading sections of Bulgarian National Television as "Forum", "LIK Library", "Literary Worlds”, “Galleries, art experts", “For you, dear nation” etc. She is a scriptwriter of feature-length documentary movie "Beyond the Barrier".

         She is a member of the Union of Bulgarian Journalists and the Union of Bulgarian Filmmakers.

         Her first book for children "Believe in Miracles - Christmas stories was published in 2009.

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Petya Àlexandrova

         Petya Alexandrova was born on June 23, 1948 in Yambol. She graduated “Dobri Chintulov” High School in Sliven and Bulgarian Philology at Veliko Tarnovo University “St. St. Cyril and Methodius”. She is a journalist with many years of practice for “Trud” newspaper and “Otechestven vestnik” newspaper, “Native language” magazine etc. She lives and works in Sofia since 1975.

         Petya Alexandrova wrote poetry for adults and tales and poems for children.

         Her book of tales “A Day off for the Escalator” (1985) won a debut award of the Bulgarian Ministry of education and of the Ministry of culture. Then follow her collections of poems: “Visulki-Prismehulki” (1990), “A Diet without Mice” (1994), “Not afraid of trashing” (1995), “Karakondjo” (1998); the tales in prose “No End and Back” (1997 ); the short novel for teenagers “A Fig Girl” (2001); the collection of poems and tales “Silky umbrella” (2007) from the series “Golden feather” of “Hermes” publishing house, the fairy-tales „When fairies dream” (2008), «The Puppy Charlie » (2009) and „Tales in rhymes” (2009).

         She is a winner of “Petko Rachov” Award of the Department of Education and Science for lifetime achievements in children's literature (2007) and the National Award “Konstantin Konstantinov" for contributions to children's book publishing in category "Author" (2008).

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TSANKO LALEV

         Tsanko Lalev was born in 1962 in Sofia. He graduated Bulgarian Philology and History of Culture at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”.

         He is the author of two books of poetry for adults and books for children: "Winter tale" (1994), “Puppy Pipo" (1995)," “Riddles about animals" (1994), "Tales of magic and treasures" (2001), "Bulgarian myths and legends" (2001, 2003), "Bulgarian Folk Tales" (2001), "Tales about Winter" (2001), "Forest Tales" (2002), "Tales about magic and treasures" (2003), "Feast of the characters with fairy heroes" (2003, 2009), "The Seven Dwarfs and the greedy foals" (2004), "Big Book of Bulgarian myths and legends" (2005), "Book of Dogs: Portraits in the verses" (2005), "Best Bulgarian Tales" (2005), "Red book of fairy tales" (2005), "Golden book of fairy tales" (2005), "Bulgarian Folk Tales" (2005), “Roma, Turkish, Armenian, Jewish Tales" ( 2005), "Big Book of Voyages and Discoveries" (2005), "Big Book of secrets and mysteries" (2006), "Bulgarian folk sayings, proverbs, riddles and tongue-twisters" (2006), "Magic Tales" (2006), "Tales for Good Night" (2006), "Legends of Orpheus" (2007), "Big Book of ancient mysteries of Bulgaria” (2007), "Animal Tales" (2007), "Tales from around the world" (2007), "Legends of Krali Marko” (2008), "Ruby Tales" (2008), "The greatest personalities of Bulgaria” (2009), "Bulgarian Mythology" (2009), "Teddy Bear Topcho: Playing in the Winter Forest" (2009 ), "Thracians: Gods, Temples, Kings, Tombs, Art; Customs" (2010).

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Tsveta Brestnichka

         Tsveta Brestnichka was born in 1963 in the town of Chirpan. She graduated Russian philology at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”. She lives and works in Sofia. She is a chairwoman of the Association "Parents". She is one of the founders of "Full House" - Club of large families at Association "Parents".

         She wrote the book of poetry “Summer ends on Sunday” (1999) and tales in verse for children: "Forest Journal" (2000), "Birthday in the woods" (2000), "Forestry Police" (2000), "Circus in Forest "(2000), "Fashion show in the Forest" (2000), "Car Racing in the woods" (2002), "Lake in the Forest" (2002), "Carnival in the woods" (2002), "Fair in the woods" ( 2005), "Birthday in the woods" (2009) and the play "Meet the ropotam”.

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Vesela Flamburari

         Vesela Nikolova Flamburari was born in 1967 in Dobrich. She graduated Language High School "Geo Milev" in his hometown and NATFA “Krustyu Sarafov”, specialty puppet drama in the class of Professor Nikolina Georgieva. She specialized in “Cultural sciences” in Sofia University.

         She is an author and host of children's Sunday program "Fiddlesticks" in "Hristo Botev” program of the Bulgarian National Radio in 1993-2000. She is the author of thirteen episodes – “Little tales” of the television series of BNT "Good night, children!" (2008).

         She wrote books for children: “Tales about midgets"(2000), fantasy novel "Tales from the Upper land, vol. 1: Mina, the magic and white pot" (2005), "Tales from the Upper land, vol. 2: Mina and the magic of prophecy" (2007), "Little Tales" (2006), "My dear notepad! Writings of a small mouse Cornflower (2009) and "Tales about Theatre" (2009).

         She lives in the Greek capital Athens.

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Yulia Spiridonova – Yulka

         Julia Spiridonova was born on October 30, 1972 in Sofia in the family of artists. She graduated Sofia University “St. Klimet Ohridski” and New Bulgarian University. She worked as a scriptwriter and freelance writer. She wrote more than 400 scenarios, which were filmed and broadcast by BNT.

         She is a member of the jury of the Munich Film Festival in 1996. She took part in the International Festival “Bibliobraz” in Moscow in 2007. Her books have been presented at the literary world exhibition in The Hague in 2008.

         She wrote several puppet series for "Good night, children” and the weekly teen transmission of Bulgarian National Television "Hello" – for Internet and electronic games.  She is the scriptwriter of the animated movie "Beauty pill" ("Chaos group", 2008). She created several series for children – for the official site of the Bulgarian National Television and Parents magazine. Her stories and tales were published in Bulgarian and foreign literary magazines. She is an author of the children’s page of "Dialogue" magazine since 2004, which was published in the Netherlands and Austria.

         She has published the books: "Guguletata” (1999), "Tales about guguleta" (2000), "Adventures with Jigo” (2003), the novel "My popatecho" (2007), the novel for teens "Tina and a Half” (2009), the first novel from the fantasy trilogy "The Land of Dreams. My favourite popatecho" (2009) and "Krustyo, Private Detective. In the Lower land" (2009). She also illusrated the first two books.

         She is a winner of the awards: of UNESCO for short story (1996), the prize of the international competition "Europe in a tale" /"Åâðîïà â ïðèêàçêà "/ (2005) and the prize of a contest of the Union of Bulgarian Writers for a new children's book manuscript of “My favourite popatecho" (2006).

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2011

 

Georgi Konstantinov

Georgi Konstantinov was born in Pleven in 1934. He graduated a high school in his hometown and later Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, “Bulgarian philology” specialty. He is the author of more than thirty collections of poems for adults among which are: “One Smile is my Capital City”, “Personal Time” (1974), “Illiterate Hear” (1978), “Sociable Loner” (1982), “Road and Home” (1988), “I Love You Hitherto” (1992), “Awake coma” (1996), “A Tree and A Bird” (1999), “Aspirin Snow” (2001), “Love Plan” (2005), “Evening Rainbow” (2006), “New Poems” (2008) and „ Selected Works” in 2 volumes (2010).

Georgi Konstantinov wrote also many books for children: poems, short stories, fairy tales and short novels. Some of them are: „ Copper Bells” (1972), „ How the Mountain went to the Sea” (1977), „ A Donkey with Wings” (1983), „A Tale About the Elder Time and the Little Time” (1990), „Tales about Rumpi-Rump” (1990; 2001), „ Questions in the Zoo” (2005), „The Little Parrot Bravo” (2010).

His humoristic novel “Tufo the red-haired Pirate” and its final part “Tufo the red-haired star” and the new edition “The Adventures of Tufo the red-haired Pirate”, which gathered all the adventures of the red-haired cat, are among the most popular book for children in Bulgaria. The last book of Georgi Konstantinov has many editions in Bulgaria and it is also published in about ten European languages: French, German, Russian, Polish, Ukrainian etc.

Georgi Konstantinov has been nominated for the World “Hans Christian Andersen” Prize two times for his books for children. He was awarded the “Petko Rachev Slaveikov” Prize of the Ministry of education for his lifelong achievements in children’s literature (2001) and the national „Konstantin Konstantinov” award for achievements in the book publishing for children in the “Author” category (2005).

Today Georgi Konstantinov is a director of “Plamak Magazine” publishing house and a chairman of the Bulgarian PEN-centre.

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Kina Kadreva

Kina Kadreva was born on September 27, 1931in Burgas. She graduated from Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”. She was an editor of “Good Night, Kids” production in Bulgarian National Television, where she created the programs “The Magic Chest”, “Gercho with the Tambura”, “Store of tales”; the emblematic production “Kliment sings and paints”, the series “Orchestra of forest musicians”. It is her idea to show “Two hands - ten fingers”. On her ideas and under the editorship of Kina Kadreva Bulgarian National Television made the programs “Album of the Year”, the program “Singing alphabet”, the cycle of creative portraits of Bulgarian writers for children and many others, including the cycle of her stories told by Nevena Kokanova. She was an editor of movie television productions and has her author’s movies, among which stand out the musical “Coco and magical trumpet” and the movie in 4 episodes “Zhar the sailor”, which provoked the making of the Spanish movie “Blue Summer”. She wrote the plays “Adventures in Wednesday to Saturda”, “Joyful Street”, “Night of Miracles”, “A Brief Croak Story” etc.

Books for children: “Milka’s tree” (1962) - stories, “The Blue Bell” (1965) - short stories, “The Bunny and the Girl” (1966) - stories and tales, “Droplet dew” (1967) -  a tale, “The Merry Adventures of  Gruhcho, Galunka, Gashtaran and Vrabcholan” (1969) – a novel, “A Thousand Goldfishes” (1977, 1980) - stories, “Tales” (1980), “Great fabulous book” (1981), “A Song about the Dwarf” (1988) – a poem, “Taratuncho – Barabuncho” (1989) - stories, “A Tale about the Mischievous Little Grasshopper” (1992), “Little Frog Tale” (1993), “Night of Miracles” (1996) - tales, “A Large Flying Tale” (1997), “The Little Hedgehog Cherry” (2010).

Kina Kadreva won the prestigious Andersen Diploma in 1994 and her name is entered in IBBY - the International Council for Children's Books and in the List of the best authors for children and young people.

She is a member of the Union of Bulgarian Writers.

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Ìaya Dalgacheva

She was born in May 5, 1967 in Stara Zagora. She graduated from Plovdiv University “Paisii Hilendarski”.

She writes poems and tales for children and adults, tales, plays and songs.

She wrote and published the tale in rhymes “An elephant and an umbrella”/1999/, the books of poetry “Seeds from the apple” /2000/, “Another tale” /2005/, and also the series of tales “Skubljo – the Overreached Pirate” (2003), “Aunt Bear on a Fancy-dress Ball” (2003), “A Bow-tie for the Great Shouraldi” (2004), “A Shelter for Tritochka” (2004), ), „How to Treat Lion’s Fear Without Drubbing" (2007), “How the Little Caterpillar Woke Up or How Butterflies Were Born” (2007), “Christmas Miracles: Two Christmas Tales in Rhymes” (2008), “Motley tales” (2008), „How does a rooster got sick and without it the sun arised” (2009), „One day the white world was colored” (2010), „How Winter Smell” (2010). Shumen Drama and Puppet Theatre performed her children's play „Christmas Miraclesin 2003. She wrote more than 100 songs for children a part of which we can find in the textbooks in Music for the primary classes “Proseveta” publishing house.

She wrote and edited texts for “The first seven” magazine and editor of the “The place for children” in www.LiterNet.bg, which won the special prize of the national literary competition “Stoyan Drinov” in 2004.

Maya Dalgacheva is a winner of the third prize for a new children's song contest of the National competition “Golden Cock” '98, the Special Prize for poetry of “Trud” newspaper (2005); the Second Prize in the transnational literary competition "Europe in a tale" („Åâðîïà â ïðèêàçêà”, 2006); of the "Golden Age" Award of the Ministry of Culture (2006), the National Award “Konstantin Konstantinov” for contributions to children's book publishing in category “Author” (2009) and she won the Bulgarian Writers’ Union’s Award for children’s literature (2009).

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Nikolay Milchev

Nikolay Milchev was born on February 1, 1958 in Pleven. He graduated from a high school e in his hometown and Bulgarian philology at Veliko Turnovo University St. Cyril and St. Methodius. He published his works in all literary newspapers and magazines. His poems have been broadcasted on Bulgarian Radio, Bulgarian National Television etc. He presented the rpogram broadcast Poetic Wednesday on TV 2001, where he presented more than 50 young writers. He was a deputy editor of Srednoshkolskozname” newspaper and a teacher in 105 Atanas Dalchev” secondary school in Sofia. He is a member of the Union of Bulgarian Writers. He lives and works in Sofia.

He wrote about ten books of poetry including: High vine (1985); “Which will be(1988), Lyrics(1990), “What remains(1991),Random and determined(1994), “Wet Light(1996),Landscapes with Lolita (1997), Eyes deciduous (2004), Hope is a Baby With Glasses (2006), “A Cock from a Raspberry Landscape (2008).

Books for children: White Distraction” (1993), “Out of the Blue” (1995),Just Frost (2008). He wrote also texts for children's songs, librettos and lyrics of the songs for the children's musical Monsters Without Pattens.

His poems have been translated into Russian, English, German, Hungarian, Romanian and Turkish.

He has received numerous literary awards: the prize for student work (Shumen, 1982), Nikolay Hrelkov” award, the award of the Union of Bulgarian Writers for Youth Poetry (1995), he is a winner of the “Golden chain of Trud” newspaper, a winner of the National award for children's literature Petya Karakoleva” (2009), a winner of the Il Castellucci” prize at the International Festival Verdi Note (Italy) for a text of a children's song.

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Petya Àlexandrova

Petya Alexandrova was born on June 23, 1948 in Yambol. She graduated “Dobri Chintulov” High School in Sliven and Bulgarian Philology at Veliko Tarnovo University “St. St. Cyril and Methodius”. She is a journalist with many years of practice for “Trud” newspaper and “Otechestven vestnik” newspaper, “Native language” magazine etc. She lives and works in Sofia since 1975.

Petya Alexandrova wrote 6 books of poetry and proze for adults and 12 books of tales and poems for children. Her book of tales “A Day off for the Escalator” (1985) won a debut award of the Bulgarian Ministry of education and of the Ministry of culture. She is the author of: the collections of poems: “Visulki-Prismehulki” (1990), “A Diet Without Mice” (1994), “Not Afraid of Trashing” (1995), “Karakondjo” (1998), “What does the wind do when it does not blow”(2011); the tales in prose “To the No End and Back” (1997 ); the short novel for teenagers “A Fig Girl” (2001); the collection of poems and tales “Silky Umbrella” (2007) from the series “Golden feather” of “Hermes” publishing house, the fairy-tales „When Fairies Dream” (2008), “The Puppy Charlie” (2009) and „Tales in rhymes- Wolf’s Troubles” (2009).

She is a winner of “Petko Rachov Slaveykov” Award of the Department of Education and Science for lifetime achievements in children's literature (2007) and the National Award “Konstantin Konstantinov” for contributions to children's book publishing in category “Author” (2008).

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Yulia Spiridonova – Yulka

Julia Spiridonova was born on October 30, 1972 in Sofia in the family of artists. She graduated Sofia University “St. Klimet Ohridski” and New Bulgarian University.

She worked as a scriptwriter and freelance writer. She wrote more than 400 scenarios, which were filmed and broadcast by BNT.

She is a member of the jury of the Munich Film Festival in 1996. She took part in the International Festival “Bibliobraz” in Moscow in 2007. Her books have been presented at the literary world exhibition in The Hague in 2008.

She wrote several scripts for the puppet series “Good night, children” and for the weekly teen program of the Bulgarian National Television "Hello" – about Internet and electronic games.  She is the scriptwriter of the animated movie "Beauty pill" ("Chaos group", 2008).

She created several series for children – for the official site of the Bulgarian National Television and Parents magazine. Her stories and tales were published in Bulgarian and foreign literary magazines. She is an author of the children’s page of "Dialogue" magazine since 2004, which was published in the Netherlands and Austria.

She has published the books: “Guguletata” (1999), “Tales about guguleta”  (2000), “Adventures with Jigo” (2003), the novel "My Popatecho" (2007), the novel for teens "Tina and a Half” (2009), “Countess Batori”  (2010), the novels of the fantasy trilogy “The Land of Dreams.- “My favourite popatecho”  (2009) and “King’s Blood” (2010) and the novel “Krustyo, Private Detective. In the Lower land” (2009). She also illusrated the first two books.

She is a winner of the awards: of UNESCO for short story (1996), the prize of the international competition "Europe in a tale" /"Åâðîïà â ïðèêàçêà "/ (2005) and the prize of a contest of the Union of Bulgarian Writers for a new children's book manuscript of “My Favourite Popatecho” (2006).

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Vesela Flamburari

Vesela Nikolova Flamburari was born in 1967 in Dobrich. She graduated from “Geo Milev” High School of Foreign Languages-with German in his hometown and NATFA “Krastyu Sarafov”, specialty “Puppet drama” in the class of Professor Nikolina Georgieva. She specialized in “Cultural sciences” in Sofia University.

She is an author and host of children's Sunday program "Fiddlesticks" on “Hristo Botev” channel of the Bulgarian National Radio in 1993-2000. She is the author of thirteen episodes of – “Little tales” of the television series of BNT “Good night, children!” (2008).

Books for children: “Tales about midgets"(2000), the fantasy novel "Tales from the Upper land”, vol. 1: “Mina, the magic and white pot” (2005), "Tales from the Upper land”, vol. 2: “Mina and the magic of prophecy” (2007), “Little Tales” (2006), “My dear notepad! Writings of the small mouse Cornflower” (2009) and “Tales about Theatre” (2009), „Fairy Tales, Fairy Tales” (2010), „Christmas Fairy Tales” (2010).

She lives in the capital of Greece - Athens. 

 

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Angelina Zhekova

        Angelina Zhekova was born on May 28, 1944 in the village of Dolna Vrabcha, Sofia District. She graduated Bulgarian Philology at Sofia University “St. Climent Ohridski” University. She worked as a teacher of children's literature at the Institute for Children’s and Primary Teachers - Sofia and as a schoolteacher.

        She is wrote a book of poetry for adults and books for children: " Forest Math” (1979), "Festive calendar” (1993), “the Cock Gogo” (1994), "Sly Fox” (1996), " Sunflower Tears" ( 2000), "My Teddy Athlete" (2000), " My Teddy Firefighter" (2000), "Cat Alphabet (2002), "Not awaited Snow "(2004)," Santa Claus in the woods" (2005), "A house with a balcony (2006), "Forest Library (2006)," The Three Little Pigs "(2006)," My Teddy teacher" (2006)," My Teddy bear- a pilot" (2006), "My Teddy – a doctor” (2006), My Teddy in the circus "(2006), "Merry alphabet" (2008), “Chicks sweet sleep" (2008), "Sleep my joy" (2008), "Lullaby" (2008), "Sleep my little bug” (2008), "The most beautiful Christmas tree" (2008), "Who what got under the Christmas tree" (2008), "How Snow White came to us?" (2008), “The Holiday and Snowy" (2008), "Hard working machines” ( 2008), "Naughty Puppies" (2008), "Where's Mom?" (2008), "At Fox’s Place" (2008), "Jolly Kittens" (2008), "The puppy Rushko" (2008), "And these are kittens!" (2008), "Have you been to the zoo?" (2008), "Meet the Teddy-Bears" (2008), "Hardworking ant" (2009), “The Sandman came here again" (2009), "The Sandman flies in the" (2009), "Little animas and children sleep" (2009), "The Wind sways branches" (2009), "The ocean softly sings" (2009), "Zoo" (2009), “Transport” (2009) "Ambulance" (2009), "Trucks" (2009), " Fire Car" (2009), "Tractors" (2009), "Racing Cars" (2009) etc.

Angelina Zhekova is the author of many texts of songs, as well as academic and educational literature for children for first up to fourth grade. Her poems can be found in textbooks for primary school pupils.

        She translates children's books from Russian into English.

        She is a winner of the National award „Konstantin Konstantinov” for a contribution in children’s book publishing in category „Author” (2012).

 

BILYANA TRAYANOVA

Bilyana Trayanova was born on 11.10.1970 in Silistra. She graduated from the English Language School "Geo Milev" in Ruse and NAFTA "Theatre Acting" in the class of Professor Stefan Danailov. With her production company "Art Winner" Bilyana has created a number of television programs, documentary and animation movies. In 2006 she created "Without luggage" - one of the most popular television programs in Bulgaria. Series of journeys "Without baggage" became a favorite and expected experience of hundreds of thousands of viewers of all ages. Bilyana takes her readers to distant and unfamiliar places, reveals ancient rituals, visiting unknown ethnicities. Her son listens in awe to her exotic tales after each of her returns from abroad. Thus the idea about the children's adventure series "Harisha" from which the books "Harisha. King of the Apes" and "Harisha and Anaitis" have been issued was born. Bilyana Trayanova is a member of the Union of Filmmakers and the Union of Bulgarian Journalists.

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BOZHANA APOSTOLOVA-PEYKOVA

She was born on May 9, 1945 in Plovdiv. She graduated in Bulgarian Philology at University "St. St. Cyril and Methodius "- Veliko Tarnovo. She is an owner of Publishing complex, publishing house "Janet 45" and "Studio Standard" and director of the "Art Without Borders". She is an initiator and co-founder of the initiatives "Plovdiv read" and "Young Plovdiv Reads", a founder of the annual literary award for poetry "Ivan Nikolov". She is the author of the poetry books: "Nestinarka fate" (1978), "Unpromised World" (1986), "As the mom was baptized" (1995), "In the Drink of Darkness" (1998), "Everything is love" (2001), "Condition Three" (2003), "Node"(2005), "Just keep her"(2008), "Roadless crossroads"(2008), "Was it love "(2010) and the novels "Weekday Bible"(1998), "Weekday Bible. Part II. Experienced Stories" (2005). She has also written books for children: "The man with the sky" (2002), "The Miracle of sensors" (2010), "Little Bozhana on the night of Miracles" (2012), "Little Bozhana on the day of garbage" (2012), "Little Bozhana visiting the ocean" (2013). In 2011, especially for her significant achievements in the field of culture she has been awarded with the Order of "St. Cyril and Methodius "- a medal. She has received numerous literary awards: the National Literary Prize "Plovdiv" (2002), "Golden chain" of "Trud" newspaper for Poetry (2006), awarded the "Golden Muse" - for personal creativity and contribution to the Bulgarian-Russian cultural relationships (2008), the award "Hristo G. Danov" for outstanding contribution to the Bulgarian Literary Culture (2010) and the National Literary Prize "Milosh Zyapkov"(2011).

 

ÅÊÀÒÅRINA YOSIFOVA

Ekaterina Yosifova was born on June 4, 1941 in Kyustendil. She graduated Russian Philology at Sofia University. She worked as a teacher in Dupnitsa and Kyustendil (1968-1970), as a journalist in “Zvezda” magazine in Kyustendil (1971-1972), as a playwright in Kyustendil Theatre (1972-1981), a Head of Department "Poetry" and an editor-in-chief of the literary almanac "Struma" (1981-1990). She is the author of 12 books of poetry for adults and children's books: "A Real story about Polly" (1994), "The Legend about the magical singer" (2000), "The Little Dragon Polly" (2012). Her poems have been translated and published in anthologies and literary journals in Austria, Great Britain, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Russia, USA, Turkey, Hungary, France and Macedonia. She has received numerous honors and awards: "Cyril and Methodius", III degree (1982); Poetry Prize of the Union of Bulgarian Writers (1983), (1993), (1994); Award of the Association of Bulgarian Writers for Best Book of the Year (1998); Award "Ivan Nikolov" for Lifetime Achievement (1999); National Award "Hristo G. Danov" in category "Author" (2004). In 2001 she was awarded the order "Honorary Citizen of the town of Kyustendil”.

 

Yulia Spiridonova – Yulka

Julia Spiridonova was born on October 30, 1972 in Sofia in the family of artists. She graduated Sofia University “St. Klimet Ohridski” and New Bulgarian University.

She worked as a scriptwriter and freelance writer. She wrote more than 400 scenarios, which were filmed and broadcast by BNT.

She wrote several scripts for the puppet series “Good night, children” and for the weekly teen program of the Bulgarian National Television "Hello" – about Internet and electronic games. She is the scriptwriter of the animated movie "Beauty pill" ("Chaos group", 2008).

She created several series for children – for the official site of the Bulgarian National Television and Parents magazine. Her stories and tales were published in Bulgarian and foreign literary magazines. She is an author of the children’s page of "Dialogue" magazine since 2004, which was published in the Netherlands and Austria.

She has published the books: “Guguletata” (1999), “Tales about guguleta” (2000), “Adventures with Jigo” (2003), the novel "My Popatecho" (2007), the novel for teens "Tina and a Half” (2009), “Countess Batori” (2010), the novels of the fantasy trilogy “The Land of Dreams.- “My favourite popatecho” (2009) and “King’s Blood” (2010) and the novel “Krustyo, Private Detective. In the Lower land” (2009). She has also illustrated the first two books.

She is a winner of the awards: of UNESCO for short story (1996), the prize of the international competition "Europe in a tale" (2005) and the prize of a contest of the Union of Bulgarian Writers for a new children's book (2006); she is a winner of the National award "P. R. Slaveykov" for her contribution to children's literature (2009) and the National Award "K. Konstantinov" for contributions to children's publishing in category "Author" (2010).

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MARKO GANCHEV

        Marko Ganchev Marinov was born on February 13, 1932 in Marcha village, Gabrovo region. He graduated high school in Dryanovo and Bulgarian philology in Sofia University „St. Kliment Ohridski”.After graduating University he was sent by the Bulgarian writer’s union in Tirana (Albania) to prepare himself for being an interpreter of poetry from Albanian into Bulgarian.

        He worked as an editor in „Narodna kultura” newspaper, „Starshel”, „Suvremennik”, an editor-in-chief of the almanac for humor „Apropo” and of „Literaturen forum” newspaper. Since 1993 to 1999 he is an ambassador of Republic of Bulgaria in Belarus. He is a poet and an interpreter, an author of many rhymes, poems and tales for children, published in more than 15 books. Among them are: „The Terrible Marcot”(1971), „How we can made…”(1971), „Farewell to the goblins”(1974), „Crocodile’s younger brother”(1976), „A Paper-bag of popcorns”(1977), „A Book with binoculars”(1978), „Globe-lightning”(1980), „The Big ones and the small ones”(1980), „Pancho’s songs”(1983), „Are you ticklish”(1984), „The Lost doll”(1984), „A Bag for tomorrow”(1987), „The Goblin Hayde Holan”(1990), „Donkey’s matters”(2004), „The last trick of the fox”(2009).

Marko Ganchev was awarded First class order “Stara planina” for his incredible lifelong achievements in Bulgarian culture in 2002.

        He is a winner of the National prize for literature „P. R. Slaveykov” of the Ministry of culture and education for his lifelong work for children and teenagers (2001) and of the National award „Konstantin Konstantinov” for his lifelong achievements in the field of book-publishing for children (2008).

 

Petya Àlexandrova

Petya Alexandrova was born on June 23, 1948 in Yambol. She graduated “Dobri Chintulov” High School in Sliven and Bulgarian Philology at Veliko Tarnovo University “St. St. Cyril and Methodius”. She is a journalist with many years of practice for “Trud” newspaper and “Otechestven vestnik” newspaper, “Native language” magazine etc. She lives and works in Sofia since 1975.

Petya Alexandrova wrote 6 books of poetry and proze for adults and 12 books of tales and poems for children. Her book of tales “A Day off for the Escalator” (1985) won a debut award of the Bulgarian Ministry of education and of the Ministry of culture. She is the author of: the collections of poems: “Visulki-Prismehulki” (1990), “A Diet Without Mice” (1994), “Not Afraid of Trashing” (1995), “Karakondjo” (1998), “What does the wind do when it does not blow”(2011); the tales in prose “To the No End and Back” (1997 ); the short novel for teenagers “A Fig Girl” (2001); the collection of poems and tales “Silky Umbrella” (2007) from the series “Golden feather” of “Hermes” publishing house, the fairy-tales „When Fairies Dream” (2008), “The Puppy Charlie” (2009) and „Tales in rhymes- Wolf’s Troubles” (2009).

She is a winner of “Petko Rachov Slaveykov” Award of the Department of Education and Science for lifetime achievements in children's literature (2007) and the National Award “Konstantin Konstantinov” for contributions to children's book publishing in category “Author” (2008), of a special statuette from the poetic competition "Woman – a beloved mother" - Slivengrad (2009).

 

NELI MARGARITOVA

 

Neli Margaritova was born on 19 April 1969 in the town of Smolyan. She graduated University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy (UACEG) - Sofia, in "Civil Engineering" and "Foreign Trade and International Law" in The University of National and World Economy (UNWE) - Sofia. She works as a consultant, translator and freelance journalist in various print and electronic media. She lives in Smolyan. She is the author of the series for children "Secrets and magic on 13 "Rosemary" Street" of "Slovo" publishing house - Veliko Tarnovo, from which series the first two books: "Hi, Rada" and "Good Night, Rada" were published in 2012.

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ŠIMO EŠIĆ

        Šimo Ešić was born on February 6, 1954 in Brezi village near Tuzla (Bosnia and Herzegovina). He has worked as a journalist for Radio "Tuzla" and Radio "Sarajevo", and also as an editor in "Universal" publishing house in Tuzla. He is a founder and owner of "Bosnian language" publishing house which has operated from 1993 to 1997 in the city of Wuppertal (Germany) and since 1997 in Tuzla. Šimo Ešić is the author of more than twenty books /poetry and prose/ for children, several radio dramas and radio games for children and theater plays for children. His book “The Small House of the Miner” has seven editions and it was designated the best children's book in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1979. He has won many awards from literary contests for short story and he received numerous awards for contribution for the development of children's literature: "The crown of the old olive tree", "Nasiha Kapidzhic-Hadzic", "The Little Prince", "Golden Pen", etc. Ešić works are published in the series "Children's Literature of the nations and nationalities of Bosnia and Herzegovina", in anthologies for extracurricular reading and textbooks for primary schools in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia. His books have been translated into German, Slovak, Macedonian and Albanian, and his individual poems and stories have been published in Polish, English, Swedish, Italian, Hungarian, Bulgarian and Turkish.

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 Vesela Flamburari

Vesela Nikolova Flamburari was born in 1967 in Dobrich. She graduated from “Geo Milev” High School of Foreign Languages-with German in his hometown and NATFA “Krastyu Sarafov”, specialty “Puppet drama” in the class of Professor Nikolina Georgieva. She specialized in “Cultural sciences” in Sofia University.

She is an author and host of children's Sunday program "Fiddlesticks" on “Hristo Botev” channel of the Bulgarian National Radio in 1993-2000. She is the author of thirteen episodes of – “Little tales” of the television series of BNT “Good night, children!” (2008).

Books for children: “Tales about midgets"(2000), the fantasy novel "Tales from the Upper land”, vol. 1: “Mina, the magic and white pot” (2005), "Tales from the Upper land”, vol. 2: “Mina and the magic of prophecy” (2007), “Little Tales” (2006), “My dear notepad! Writings of the small mouse Cornflower” (2009) and “Tales about Theatre” (2009), „Fairy Tales, Fairy Tales” (2010), „Christmas Fairy Tales” (2010), „Êîëåäíè ïðèêàç÷èöè” (2010), „Ìàéñêà íîù ñ ôåÿòà-Êàíäèëêà” (2012). She won the National Award for Children's Literature "Petya Karakoleva" (2010) and the National Award "Konstantin Konstantinov" for contributions to children's publishing in category "Author" (2011).

She lives in the capital of Greece - Athens.

 

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ANETA DUCHEVA FERMANN

She was born in October 24, 1960 in Provadia. She graduated a high school in Varna and Veliko Tarnovo University “St. St. Cyril and Methodius” – English philology, and she worked as an English teacher.

She works basically in the field of tales and fairy novels. She worked for Radio Varna, for “Krilatko” and “Druzhinka” magazines, etc. Her works are written in a modern style, they are prolific in fantasy, humour, warmth, frankness and sensibility.

She wrote the books "Toni-Pony" (1989), "Gogo" (1994) and "The pocket dwarf" (2006) è „Moon Room” (2013). „ Toni-Pony” was published in German in Berlin in 2011 and reprinted in 2014.

Aneta Ducheva lives in Munich, Germany since 1990.

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ANGELINA ZHEKOVA

         Angelina Zhekova was born on May 28, 1944 in the village of Dolna Vrabcha, Sofia District. She graduated Bulgarian Philology at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”. She worked as a teacher in children's literature at the Institute for Primary School Teachers - Sofia and as a schoolteacher.

         She started writing and publishing poems as she still was a student at the University. She wrote a book of poetry for adults “Autumn glow” (1990) and more than 60 books for children. Her newest books for children are: „The Adventure of Croak” (2012), „The Goblin’s gourd” (2012), „ Come here, Santa Claus” (2012), the series "Grandma, read me the story in rhyme”: „ Sick healthy brings”, „ Rabbit's house”, „The cooperative animals”, „Grandfather's glove”, „Tom Thumb”, „Masha and the Bear”, „The Princess Frog”, „Little Red Riding Hood”(2012), „Tales unforgettable in rhyme” (2012), „Book with a handle”: „Christmas in the Forest”, „The Little Snow man” (2012), „Healthy teeth” (2012), „Celebration around the tree” (2012), „Riddles with unexpected responses” (2013), „Merry calendar” (2013).

Angelina Zhekova is the author of academic and educational literature for children for first up to fourth grade. Her poems can be found in textbooks for primary school pupils. She is the author of many texts of songs. She translates children's books from Russian and from English.

She is a winner of the National award „Konstantin Konstantinov” for a contribution to children’s book publishing in category „Author” (2012).

  

ALEKSANDAR CHOBANOV

Aleksandar Krasimirov Chobanov was born on September 26, 1979 in Smolyan. He graduated in Bulgarian Philology at SWU "Neofit Rilski" - Blagoevgrad, MA in Creative Writing at Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" and the American and British studies in New Bulgarian University - Sofia.

He worked in various print and electronic media - "Capital Light", "Literary Gazette", "Philologist" newspaper, etc.

He works as a scriptwriter in the television productions "Undercover" (seasons 2 and 3), "Fourth power" (season 1), "Tree of Life" (Season 2), "The best years of our lives" since 2010. He is a scriptwriter of the children's concerts of Fortissimo Familia.

He is the author of collections of short stories "Collection 18" (2008), which won "Southern Spring" award for debut in category "Prose" and "Summer Afternoon" (2011).

His first novel for teenagers -"Kids" was published in December 2013.

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DILYANA KRUSEVA

Diliyana Kruseva was born on October 3, 1986 in Veliko Tarnovo. She graduated from University of Veliko Tarnovo "St. St. Cyril and Methodius"- a Bachelor degree in Bulgarian Philology and a Master degree in Media & Advertising. She worked as an editor in "Slovo" publishing house - Veliko Tarnovo.

She is a compiler of books and collections for pre-school education of children from kindergartens and for primary school pupils, she is an editor of the series "Secrets and Magic on 13 "Rosemary" Street" by Neli Margaritova.

The first part of her trilogy for children "Small wizards of O-III" - the book "Dondarion The Dark and The Dreary Forest" was published in 2013.

 

PAVLINA PAVLOVA

Pavlina Pavlova was born on April 16, 1949 in Pavlikeni. She graduated from high school in Gorna Oryahovitsa and the University of National and World Economy in Sofia. She worked as a freelance journalist for The Bulgarian National Radio and The Bulgarian National Television, as well as for many of the highest circulated newspapers and magazines. She is a co-founder of the Union of Bulgarian Writers and Independent Bulgarian Writer's Union. She is a Manager of "POLI" Advertising Agency since 1992.

She wrote more than 40 books (poetry and prose) for adults and books for children and adolescents: the collections of poetry "Home in a Flower" (1988), "Cry for Slaps" (2005), " Witches in Child’s Dream" (2012) and the novels "The Magic Word" (2013) and "A Flight with Invisible Wings" (2013).

  She is a member of The Union of Bulgarian Writers, The Union of Bulgarian Journalists and The World Association of Writers criminologists "AIEP".

She has won many awards for poetry and radio journalism, the National Award for children's novel (1989), the award "Golden feather" of UBJ for her contribution to Bulgarian culture (2009). They awarded her the title of "Professor Honoris Causa" of literature of "IBC" – Cambridge, Branch "Europe" (2005).

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NELI MARGARITOVA

Neli Margaritova was born on April 19, 1969 in the town of Smolyan. She graduated from the University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy (UACEG) - Sofia, in "Civil Engineering" and "Foreign Trade and International Law" in The University of National and World Economy (UNWE) - Sofia. She works as a consultant, translator and freelance journalist in various print and electronic media. She lives in Smolyan.

She is the author of the series for children "Secrets and magic on 13 "Rosemary" Street: "Hi, Rada", "Good Night, Rada" (2012) and „Merry Christmas, Rada!” (2013). Her book "Glorious Sunflower Stories" was published in 2013.

 

PETYA ÀLEKSANDROVA

Petya Aleksandrova was born on June 23, 1948 in Yambol. She graduated “Dobri Chintulov” High School in Sliven and Bulgarian Philology at Veliko Tarnovo University “St. St. Cyril and Methodius”. She is a journalist with many years of practice for “Trud” newspaper and “Otechestven vestnik”, “Native language” magazine etc. She lives and works in Sofia since 1975.

Petya Aleksandrova wrote poetry and prose for adults and tales and poems for children. Her book of tales “A Day off for the Escalator” (1985) won a debut award of the Bulgarian Ministry of education and of the Ministry of culture. She is the author of the collections of poems: “Visulki-Prismehulki” (1990), “A Diet without Mice” (1994), “Not Afraid of Trashing” (1995), “Karakondzho” (1998), "A Christmas wreath" (2012), "A child with a lost key" (2012); the tales in prose “To the No End and Back” (1997 ); the short novel for teenagers “A Fig Girl” (2001); the collection of poems and tales “Silky Umbrella” (2007) from the series “Golden feather” of “Hermes” publishing house, and the fairy-tales „When Fairies Dream” (2008), “The Puppy Charlie” (2009) and „Tales in rhymes- Wolf’s Troubles” (2009), “What does the wind do when it does not blow”(2011). Her book of poems "Maybe I'm a fish, Mom?" was published in 2013.

She is a winner of “Petko Rachov Slaveykov” Award of the Ministry of Education and Science for lifetime achievements in children's literature (2007) and the National Award “Konstantin Konstantinov” for contributions to children's book publishing in category “Author” (2008), of a special statuette from the poetic competition "Woman – a beloved mother" - Slivengrad (2009).

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PANCHO PANCHEV

Pancho Panchev /Grandpa Panch/ was born on November 17, 1933 in Sofia. He graduated Russian Secondary school and science of dramatic art. He has written many stage plays /half of them for children/, collections with short stories, journalistic works, books of poetry, fables, scripts for animated films, librettos for musical-stage works. His stage plays are performed in Russia, Germany, Poland, Czech, Belgium, USA, Romania, Mongolia, Serbia, Hungary, Finland, Cyprus, etc.

 He is an author of many books with poetical riddles, tales and poems for kids, novels, among which are: “Zoo alphabet” – riddles (1988), “A dozen American tales for present and previous children” (1994), “Riddles about insects and flowers” (1995), “Tales on one morsel” (1995), “A dozen tales with lies” (1997), “Snowflakes fall” – poems (1997), “Tales about theatre” (2000), “Tales about theatre” 1 and 2 (2000), “ Diary of Mody baby elephant” a novel (2001), “Guess the towns!” – riddles (2002), “Riddles for good night”, “Poems about you” (2004), "Tales from near and far: A dozen tales ... from the broken gramophone; A Dozen tales ... under the colorful rainbow" (2005), “There is no boredom here with Gosho” (2006), “Believe if you want” – tales (2006), "American Tails" (2006), "Tales of the Balkan peoples: Book 1" (2006), "Known or unknown professions and crafts: Riddles" (2006), "If you are a Grader, you are a Hero" (2007), "Russian fairy tales. Book 1 "(2007)," Winter Wonders: Tales and stories, poems and riddles "(2007), "Polite Words" (2007), "Let Us Be clean and washed" (2007), "You must be very careful!" (2007), "Whooping Mysteries" (2007), "Flying Mysteries" (2007), "Mysteries of the necessary things" (2007), "Happy cars" (2008), "Alphabet. Funny riddles "(2008)," Bow-wow, Fido; Hello, Kitty"- poems (2008), "Italian Tales" (2008), "Poems with ribbons; Poems with mustaches" (2010), "Bunny and his friends" (2011), "Kitty and his friends"(2011), "Teddy bear and his friends" (2011), "Elephant and his friends" (2011), "Tales of a piece" (2011), "Riddles for a Ride" (2012), "Insects and Flowers: riddles" (2012), "Athletes with tails" (2012), "Four-legged and winged riddles" (2012), "Riddles with talents" (2012),"Encyclopedia of riddles" (2013 ), "A frog kissed" (2013), "Hello, kids" (2013), etc.

PETAR PETROV

Petar Petrov was born on December 12, 1955 in Pernik. After graduating from the University he worked for many years in distant Malaysia. He was a member of The Parliament in the 41st National Assembly. During the period of isolation from family and friends he began to write poems, and later – tales for his children on the Internet. They are the basis of his first book recounting the adventures of a little naughty boy - "Shisharko" (2013). Two of his books, one of which again for children, will be published soon.

 

STANCHO PENCHEV

Stancho Penchev was born on February 13, 1962 in Shumen. He graduated from Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski"- Philosophy. He has interests in history and popular psychology. He has written articles in periodicals devoted to important moments in Bulgarian history, he has also published essays and short essays.
          He is an author of seven books for adults (novels and short stories) and the books for children "Seven Tales" (2007) and "The Big Book of Bulgarian Rulers" (2013).

  

RADOSTINA NIKOLOVA

Radostina Nikolova was born in 1986 in Varna. She graduated from the National Art School "Konstantin Preslavski" - "Arts" and English Philology at Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski". She is currently studying an MA in journalism at NBU.

She has worked as an editor in various print and online media, including magazines Joy, Hello and Rozali. She wrote more than 500 articles in various fields of knowledge and she made interviews with Bulgarian and foreign celebrities. She loves writing and loves to try out different styles of writing, adapting herself to the style of the media and its audience.
         Her first children's book "The Adventures of the
Motts" was published in 2013.

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RADOSTINA NIKOLOVA

Radostina Nikolova was born in 1986 in Varna. She graduated from the National Art School "Konstantin Preslavski" - "Arts" and English Philology at Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski". She is currently studying an MA in journalism at NBU.

She has worked as an editor in various print and online media, including Joy, Hello and Rozali magazines. She wrote more than 500 articles in various fields of knowledge and she made interviews with Bulgarian and foreign celebrities. She loves writing and loves to try out different styles of writing, adapting herself to the style of the media and its audience.
She wrote the books for children: "The Adventures of the Motts" (2013); "Muks Strikes Back" (2014) - Book 2 of the series "The Adventures of the Motts"; "The first trouble of Muks" (2014) and "Princess Pagu cannot sleep" (2014) from the series "Tales from the world of the Motts"; "Color the Motts" (2014) and "The Motts are painting" (2014).

She was awarded "The Magic Pearl" award for 2014.  

 PETYA KOKUDEVA

Petya Kokudeva was born in 1982 in the town of Smolyan. She graduated English language school, BA in Journalism and MA in Creative Writing at Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski". She is s reporter for "168 Hours" newspaper and Darik radio, and a co-author of radio broadcasting at radio NET and a scriptwriter for Puppet Theater. She currently is a copywriter in an international advertising agency. Her interests are in the field of children's literature – she deals with dramaturgy for Puppet Theater and she hosts "a section for children and imaginations" - "Grammar of fantasy".
"Lulu" (2011) is her first book of poems for children, which won the Special Prize at the National Competition for Debut Literature "Southern Spring" (2012). Her second book of children's poems "Small creatures" was published in 2014.

KRASIMIR MASHEV

Krasimir Mashev was born on September 26, 1948 in Trustenik village, Pleven district (city now). He graduated Pedagogy and History at Sofia University and later - "Publishing" at the Faculty of Journalism. He worked as a detective inspector in the Interior Ministry and as an editor in section “Bulgarian literature” in "Georgi Bakalov" publishing house – Varna.

He wrote books of satirical poems, documentary prose, verse translations, librettos and texts for songs. He compiled books of humor, among which is the "Anthology of Bulgarian epigram" (2003).

He also wrote the following books for children: "Cat Spelling (1985), “Beach ABC book" (1990), "Hat on a stick" (1994), "Mouse turnip" (2004), " Kitchen Elephant: Mysteries of smart heads" (2008) and the puppet plays "Christmas Magic" (2008) and "Grandpa and turnip" (2009), performed at Varna Puppet Theatre, texts to children's musicals "Peck" and "Little Red Riding Hood".

He has been honored with literary awards in the field of satiric poetry.

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ÊÎSTADIN ÊÎSTADINOV

Kostadin Kostadinov was born in 1960 in the town of Radomir. He graduated Bulgarian Philology at Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski "in 1985, and works six years as a journalist in" Student Tribune "newspaper. In 1990 he became a co-founder and a co-owner of "Pan" publishing house. He has been working in this publishing house since 1990.

The first book of K. Kostadinov, "Reserve for pink pelicans", was published in 1991. In 2003 a movie for children based on it was shot. The film received several awards and had many fans, so a year later a sequel was released - "Legend of the white boar", written also by Kostadinov.

"Pan" Publishing published children's story by K. Kostadinov "Christmas tale of a trip to Lapland and back" in 2014.

 

ÌIHAIL VESHIM

Mihail Veshim was born in Sofia on September 17, 1960. He graduated from journalism at Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski ". He has been working as an editor in the comic newspaper "Starshel "since 1982. He is an author of thousands of feuilletons, hundreds of short stories, humorous plays, radio plays and screenplays for television programs. He published fifteen books. TV series were based on his novel "The English neighbor". The novel is one of two Bulgarian books nominated for the Literary Prize of the European Parliament. Stories and feuilletons by Veshim have been translated into different languages. His works are included in the anthology of the world humor, published in Vietnam Allen in 2002, along with stories by Mark Twain and Woody.
He has also written books for children: the story "Take Me Home" (2014) and the Christmas stories "A Selfie with Elves" (2014).
He is the winner of the National Award "Rayko Alexiev" for lifetime achievement in the field of humor and satire (2008).

 

BOYKO LAMBOVSKI

Boyko Lambovski was born in Sofia on March 13, 1960. He graduated French Language School in Sofia and the Literary Institute "Maxim Gorky" in Moscow.
He is the author of six books of poetry for adults. He wrote articles and essays, translated books from French and Russian. His poems have been translated into Serbian, German, English, Russian, Czech, Polish, Italian, etc.
In 2014 his book for children "The Nightlight Vaska" was published. He is a winner of many awards for his poetry, including "Vladimir Bashev" award - for a debut book, "Geo Milev" award- for his contribution to contemporary art, "The Wooden rose", etc.

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NIKOLA RAYKOV

Nikola Raykov was born on June 21, 1981 in Stara Zagora. He graduated information technologies in Chicago / USA /, and at the time of his studies he supported a web-site for movie reviews on American cinema, writes the cinema review of MM TV, etc. Immediately after graduation, he returned to Bulgaria.
Nikola Raykov writes articles, short stories and novels, directs and mounts documentaries, commercials and movies, works in the field of graphic design.
In 2013 he wrote the story - game "The Big Adventure of the Little Goblin". After the phenomenal success of the book, its sequel was published in 2014: "The Greater Adventure of the Little Goblin".
He is a winner of the national award "Best children's fantasy writer for 2013-2014" and other literary awards.

 

RUMEN IVANCHEV

Rumen Ivanchev was born on June 10, 1948 in Sofia. He graduated from the Higher Technical School. He was an editor in chief of "Technical vanguard" newspaper. He worked at "Science and Technology for Youth" magazine, in "Septemvriiche" newspaper, he is a founder and an editor in chief of the first Bulgarian magazine for science fiction "FEP" / 1987-1990 ?. He is a member of the Union of Bulgarian Journalists.
He is the author of books of poetry, satire and books for children: "Why?" (1986), "A Rooster on the roof" (1987), "Perko and Petyo paint" (1989) and "Nine planets with running noses" (2014).
His books have been translated into Russian, Italian and English.
He was awarded "Farabulina" award (1993) at the Carnival in Viareggio, Italy.
He lives and works in Rome, Italy, since 1990.

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VANINA BOZHILOVA

EVGENIA TANEVA

Vanina Bozhilova was born on February 8, 1996 in the town of Plovdiv. She studied at the Model School of Mathematics "Acad. Kiril Popov" and wants to study medicine. She is a member of the "Interact club" - Plovdiv. She likes to read, draw, and listen to music and playing the piano. Vanina loves to travel and to get to know other people and cultures.
Evgenia Taneva was born on 11.10.1996 in the town of Plovdiv. He studied at the High School of Mathematics "Acad. Kiril Popov", but dreams of dealing with art. She plays for the basketball team of her school. In her spare time she attends courses in mathematics, management and study Chinese. But her true passion, however, is the theater.

Vanina and Evgenia are classmates and friends. Love for fantasy and writing got them together. They wrote the series "The Mistress of the seven stones" -Vol. 1- "Hand of Fate" and Vol. 2- "The end is eternal" published in 2014.

 

VESELA NIKOLOVA FLAMBURARI

Vesela Nikolova Flamburari was born in 1967 in Dobrich. She graduated from “Geo Milev” High School of Foreign Languages-with German in his hometown and NATFA “Krastyu Sarafov”, specialty “Puppet drama” in the class of Professor Nikolina Georgieva. She specialized in “Cultural sciences” in Sofia University.

She is an author and host of children's Sunday program "Fiddlesticks" on “Hristo Botev” channel of the Bulgarian National Radio in 1993-2000. She is the author of thirteen episodes of – “Little tales” of the television series of BNT “Good night, children!” (2008).

Books for children: “Tales about midgets"(2000), the fantasy novel "Tales from the Upper land”, vol. 1: “Mina, the magic and the white vial” (2005), "Tales from the Upper land”, vol. 2: “Mina and the magic of prophecy” (2007), “Little Tales” (2006), “My dear notepad! Writings of the small mouse Cornflower” (2009) and “Tales about Theatre” (2009), „Fairy Tales, Fairy Tales” (2010), „Christmas Fairy Tales” (2010), and  „ Columbine the Fairy” (2012). In 2015 revised and expanded book 1: "Mina, magic and the white vial" of the fantasy trilogy "Tales from the Upper land" was published.

She won the National Award for Children's Literature "Petya Karakoleva" (2010) and the National Award "Konstantin Konstantinov" for contributions to children's publishing in category "Author" (2011) and the award "Mali Princ", Bosnia and Herzegovina (2012).

She lives in Athens, Greece.

 

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ANGELINA ZHEKOVA

Angelina Zhekova was born on May 28, 1944 in the village of Dolna Vrabcha, Sofia District. She graduated Bulgarian Philology at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”. She worked as a teacher in children's literature at the Institute for Primary School Teachers - Sofia and as a schoolteacher. She started writing and publishing poems as she still was a student at the University. She wrote a book of poetry for adults “Autumn glow” (1990) and more than 60 books for children. Her newly published books for children are: „The Adventure of Croak” (2012), „The Goblin’s gourd” (2012), „ Come here, Santa Claus” (2012), the series "Grandma, read me the story in rhyme”: „ Sick healthy brings”, „ Rabbit's house”, „The cooperative animals”, „Grandfather's glove”, „Tom Thumb”, „Masha and the Bear”, „The Princess Frog”, „Little Red Riding Hood”(2012), „Tales unforgettable in rhyme” (2012), „Book with a handle”: „Christmas in the Forest”, „The Little Snow man” (2012), „Healthy teeth” (2012), „Celebration around the tree” (2012), „Riddles with unexpected responses” (2013), „Merry calendar” (2013); "Sparrow Songs" (2014); "Animal Alphabet" (2015); "From sea to sky" (2015); "Neat and tidy" (2015).

Angelina Zhekova is the author of academic and educational literature for children for first up to fourth grade. Her poems can be found in textbooks for primary school pupils. She is the author of many texts of songs. She translates children's books from Russian and from English.

She is a winner of the National award „Konstantin Konstantinov” for a contribution to children’s book publishing in category „Author” (2012).

 

DILYANA KRUSEVA

Diliyana Kruseva was born on October 3, 1986 in Veliko Tarnovo. She graduated from University of Veliko Tarnovo "St. St. Cyril and Methodius"- a Bachelor degree in Bulgarian Philology and a Master degree in Media & Advertising. She works as an editor in "Slovo" publishing house - Veliko Tarnovo.

She is a compiler of books and collections for pre-school education of children from kindergartens and for primary school pupils, she is an editor of the series "Secrets and Magic on 13 "Rosemary" Street" by Neli Margaritova.

She is the author of books for children: "Dondarion The Dark and The Dark Forest" (2013) and "Prince Brave heart and The Kingdom of Heaven" (2015) - the first and second part of the trilogy "Small wizards of O-III".

 

NELI MARGARITOVA

Neli Margaritova was born on April 19, 1969 in the town of Smolyan. She graduated from the University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy (UACEG) - Sofia, in "Civil Engineering" and "Foreign Trade and International Law" in The University of National and World Economy (UNWE) - Sofia. She works as a consultant, translator and freelance journalist in various print and electronic media. She lives in Smolyan.

She is the author of the series for children "Secrets and magic on 13 "Rosemary" Street: "Hi, Rada", "Good Night, Rada" (2012) and „Merry Christmas, Rada!” (2013), and "Glorious Sunflower Stories" (2013), "7 stories with green wings, legs and antennas" (2015).

 

PAVLINA PAVLOVA

Pavlina Pavlova was born on April 16, 1949 in Pavlikeni. She graduated from the University of National and World Economy in Sofia. She worked as a freelance journalist for The Bulgarian National Radio and The Bulgarian National Television, as well as for many of the highest circulated newspapers and magazines. She is a co-founder of the Union of Bulgarian Writers and Independent Bulgarian Writer's Union. She is a Manager of "POLI" Advertising Agency since 1992.

She wrote more than 50 books (poetry and prose) for adults and books for children and adolescents: "Home in a Flower" (1988), "Cry for Slaps" (2005), " Witches in Child’s Dream" (2012) and the novels "The Magic Word" (2013) and "A Flight with Invisible Wings" (2013),  "The Magic horse" (2015).

  She is a member of The Union of Bulgarian Writers, The Union of Bulgarian Journalists and The World Association of Writers criminologists "AIEP".

She has won many awards for poetry and radio journalism, the National Award for children's novel (1989), the award "Golden feather" of UBJ for her contribution to Bulgarian culture (2009), the National Award "Kalina Malina" for Lifetime Achievement in children's book publishing (2013). They awarded her the title of "Professor Honoris Causa" of literature of "IBC" – Cambridge, Branch "Europe" (2005).

 

RUMEN IVANCHEV

Rumen Ivanchev was born on June 10, 1948 in Sofia. He graduated from the Higher Technical School. He was an editor in chief of "Technical vanguard" newspaper. He worked at "Science and Technology for Youth" magazine, in "Septemvriiche" newspaper. He is a founder and an editor in chief of the first Bulgarian magazine for science fiction "FEP" / 1987-1990. He is a member of the Union of Bulgarian Journalists.
He is the author of books of poetry, satire and books for children: "Why? Why?" (1986), "A Rooster on the roof" (1987), "Perko and Petyo paint" (1989) and "Nine planets with running noses" (2014)
, "The Toy of the Winds" (2015).
His books have been translated into Russian, Italian and English.
He was awarded
the
National Literature Award "Chudomir 2015" for a humorous story and "Farabulina" award (1993) at the Carnival in Viareggio, Italy.
Since 1990 he lives and works in Rome, Italy.

 

LYUBOMIR RUSANOV

Lyubomir Rusanov was born in 1962 in Mechka village, Pleven region. He graduated Bulgarian Philology at Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski". He was one of the founders of "PAN" publishing house. He is the author of two books of poetry for adults and the novel "The Big Mountain" (1996).
"PAN" publishing published dozens of his books for children. His latest book is "My First Book about Bulgaria" (2015), published in collaboration with Tsanko Lalev.

 

TSANKO LALEV

Tsanko Lalev was born in 1962 in Sofia. He graduated Bulgarian Philology at Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski ". He works in "PAN" publishing house. He wrote two books of poetry for adults and many books of poems for children, and more than 20 books on Bulgarian history, including "The Big Book of Bulgarian myths and legends" (2005), "The greatest personalities of Bulgaria "(2009)," The Thracians "(2010)," My first book about Bulgaria "(2015).

 

VESELA NIKOLOVA FLAMBURARI

Vesela Nikolova Flamburari was born in 1967 in Dobrich. She graduated from “Geo Milev” High School of Foreign Languages in her hometown and NATFA “Krastyu Sarafov”, specialty “Puppet drama” and she specialized in “Cultural sciences” in Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski ". She is an author and hosted the children's Sunday program "Fiddlesticks" on “Hristo Botev” channel of the Bulgarian National Radio (1993-2000). She is the author of thirteen episodes of – “Little tales” of the television series of BNT “Good night, children!” (2008).

Books for children: “Tales about midgets"(2000), the fantasy novel "Tales from the Upper land”, vol. 1: “Mina, the magic and the white vial” (2005), "Tales from the Upper land”, vol. 2: “Mina and the magic of prophecy” (2007), “Little Tales” (2006), “My dear notepad! Writings of the small mouse Cornflower” (2009) and “Tales about Theatre” (2009), „Fairy Tales, Fairy Tales” (2010), „Christmas Fairy Tales” (2010), and  „ A Night in May with Columbine- the Fairy” (2012). The revised and expanded book 1: "Mina, magic and the white vial" and vol. 2 "Mina and the prediction spell "of the fantasy trilogy "Tales from the Upper land" were published in 2015.

She won the National Award for Children's Literature "Petya Karakoleva" (2010), the National Award "Konstantin Konstantinov" for contributions to children's publishing in category "Author" (2011) and the award "Mali Princ", Bosnia and Herzegovina (2012).

She lives in Athens, Greece.

 

YULIA SPIRIDONOVA – YULKA

Julia Spiridonova was born on October 30, 1972 in Sofia. She graduated Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” and New Bulgarian University. She worked as a scriptwriter and freelance writer. She wrote more than 400 scenarios, which were filmed and broadcast by BNT. She wrote several scripts for the puppet series “Good night, children” and for the weekly teen program of the Bulgarian National Television "Hello" – about Internet and electronic games. She is the scriptwriter of the animated movie "Beauty pill" (2008).  She created several series for children – for the official site of the Bulgarian National Television and “Parents” magazine. Her stories and tales were published in Bulgarian and foreign literary magazines.

She has published the books: “Guguletata” (1999), “Tales about guguleta” (2000), “Adventures with Jigo” (2003), the novel "My Popatecho" (2007), the novel for teens "Tina and a Half” (2009), “Countess Batori” (2010), the novels of the fantasy trilogy “The Land of Dreams.- “My favourite popatecho” (2009) and “King’s Blood” (2010) and the novel “Krustyo, Private Detective. In the Lower land” (2009), two books of the fantasy trilogy "Dreamland" book 1. "My dear, popatecho" (2009) and book 2 "Royal Blood" (2011); novels for teens "Tina and a half" (2009); "Countess Batory" (2010) and "Max. Everything to the max! "(2012); and the books "The Needle of Labakan" (2013); "The Tale about the Magic Flute" (2013); "Be my Friend" (2015); "What a magic lies in the Snow" (2015). Her latest book is the novel for teenagers "Kronos" (2016).

She is a winner of the awards: of UNESCO for short story (1996), the prize of the international competition "Europe in a tale" (2005) and the prize of a contest of the Union of Bulgarian Writers for a new children's book (2006); she is a winner of the National award "P. R. Slaveykov" for her contribution to children's literature (2009); the National Award "K. Konstantinov" for contributions to children's publishing in category "Author" (2010) and "The Pen"award - for children's literature (2015).

 

PETYA KOKUDEVA

Petya Kokudeva was born in 1982 in the town of Smolyan. She graduated BA in Journalism and MA in Creative Writing at Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski". She works as a  reporter for "168 Hours" newspaper and Darik radio, and a co-author of radio broadcasting at radio NET and a scriptwriter for Puppet Theater. She currently is a copywriter in an international advertising agency. Her interests are in the field of children's literature – she deals with dramaturgy for Puppet Theater and she hosts "a section for children and imaginations" - "Grammar of fantasy".
She is the author of the book of poetry "Lulu" (2011), which won the Special Prize of the National Competition for Debut Literature "Southern Spring" (2012) and the books of poems for children: "Little Creatures" (2014) and "Question marks" (2016 ).

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