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Theodora Dimova

teodoraTheodora Dimova, playwright and novelist, was born in 1960. Her plays are staged in Bulgaria, Macedonia and Greece. Her play Stopper was awarded three national drama prizes in 2000. Her play Irreloh Castle gained financial support by the Balkan Drama competition in Macedonia in 2001. The same year her first novel Emine was published and launched by critics as a major literary event. In 2002 the play Neda and the Dogs was shortlisted for the Warehouse Theatre Drama Award in London.

In 2004 her second novel Mothers gained the National Razvitie Literary award as well as the Great Award for East European literature, organized by KulturKontact, Bank of Austria and Vizer Verlag. The novel is published in French, German, Slovenian and Polish. In 2007 appeared her third novel Adriana. She took part in the Royal Court Theatre Residency in 2002, in th Balkan workshop for children theatre writing in Macedonia, in workshop for new theatre writing in Budapest and in Drama workshop in Varna, held by Sarah Cane in 2000.