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Dimana Ivanova


Dimana Ivanova was born in Varna, Republic Bulgaria, in 1979. She earned her Masters in Slavonic philology at the University of Kliment Ochridski in Sofia with a minor in French philology. She has been awarded twice with the Grigor Lenkov prize at the Czech center in Sofia. Her translations have been published in Literary magazine, Panorama, Homo Bohemicus and an Anthology of young Czech authors translated by young Bulgarian translators (2008). In 2006, she started her doctoral studies in Comparative literature at the University of Charles in Prague. She is also an author of a number of critical studies published in Bulgarian, Czech and Hungarian conference proceedings. Since 2008, she has also been a regular author of the Czech electronic newspaper and a literary corespondent from the Czech republic for the magazine Slovoto dnes. In the same year, she was also awarded a scholarship for a foreign doctoral student in Slovakia and began research at the Slovak Academy of sciences. Her doctoral dissertation is about the comparative aspects of Czech decadent poetry, and she writes poetry as well. Some of her poems are published in Slovoto dnes and Literaturen vestnik in Bulgaria.

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