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New Fiction by Zdravka Evtimova

May 30, 2011 by · 1 comment

Robert Barton

Zdravka Evtimova

The inaugural story published by Best Fiction is Carts by Zdravka Evtimova. Ms. Evtimova lives in Pernik, Bulgaria, and works as a literary translator from English, French and German.

Her short stories have appeared in American journals such as Antioch Review, Massachusetts Review, the anthology New Sudden Fiction, as well as in various journals in 23 countries in the world including UK, Canada, Australia, Germany, France, Austria, Japan, Russia, India, Denmark, Czech Republic, Poland, Argentina, Turkey, Romania, New Zealand, Nigeria, and Serbia.

In her native country, she has published several books of fiction, and she has won the best fiction award of the Union of the Bulgarian Writers for her novel Thursday (2003), the best novel of the year 2000 for her novel Your Shadow Was My Home (2000), the national short story award Anna Kamenarova, the national humorous short story award Starshel, the short story award by a Balkan author, Balkani. In 2010 she was one of the runners up of ”The Contest for Contemporary Bulgarian Writers.”

Her short story Vassil was one of the ten winning stories in the BBC world short story competition in 2005. Her short story It’s Your Turn was one of the 10 prize winning stories in the worldwide short story competition Utopia 2005 in Nantes, France. Her short story 200 000 won the special prize in the short story competition Lege Artis in Leipzig, Germany, 2000. Her short story Blood of a Mole was included in the anthology New Sudden Fiction, USA, Norton, containing the best short stories under 2000 words published in USA since 2000.

Carts is a splendid, rich story set in Bulgaria. Check Best Fiction frequently. Here, great stories spring from both new and established authors.

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