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Georgi Gospodinov

 Georgi Gospodinov

Georgi Gospodinov (1968) is author of 7 books of poetry, fiction, literary and cultural researches.

His novel, “Natural Novel” has already been issued six times in Bulgaria and is published in 10 languages including English, French, German, Czech, Danish, Slovenian, Italian, etc. “Natural Novel” has received a very good critical response in influential magazines and newspapers like New Yorker, Guardian, Times, FAZ, NZZ, Literaturen… The »New Yorker« described it as an »anarchic, experimental debut«, »The Times« as a »humorous, melancholy and highly idiosyncratic work«. According to »The Guardian«, it is »both earthy and intellectual«.

Gospodinov’s next book “And Other Stories” (2001), a collection of short stories, came out in French, German, USA, Italy…
He has also written a play called “D.J.” (an abbreviation of Don Juan) many awarded and staged abroad
Gospodinov is the editor of the book “I’ve Lived Socialism. 171 personal stories” (2006), gathering stories of ordinary people about their socialist times experience. His work in this field continued with the “Inventory Book of Socialism” (2006), a catalogue of Bulgarian everyday life objects from the period 1956-1989. Both books are among the most debated and bestselling books in Bulgaria.

Georgi Gospodinov is a PhD at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Institute for Literature. Since 2001 he is a weekly columnist in “Dnevnik”, a daily newspaper, department “Analyses”.
In 2008 he is guest writer of Berliner Kuenstler program, DAAD.

Books Published in English:

Natural Novel, translated by Zornica Hristova, Dalkey Archive Press, 2005
And Other Stories, Translated by Alexis Levitin and Magdalena Levy, Northwestern University Press, 2007

Books published in German

Natuerlicher Roman, translated by Alexander Sitzmann, Droschl, Graz, 2007
Gaustín oder Der Mensch mit den vielen Namen, Aus dem Bulgarischen von Alexander Sitzmann, Wieser Verlag, Wien, 2004

Books published in France
Un roman naturel, traduit du bulgare par Marie Vrinat, Editions Phebus, Paris, 2002
L’alphabet des femmes, traduit du bulgare par Marie Vrinat, Arlea, Paris, 2003

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