Born in the town of Targovishte in 1978, Bistra Andreeva attended the English Language High School in Ruse and graduated from the American University in Bulgaria with a BA in Journalism and Mass Communication. She later completed an MA in Cultural Policy and Management in Belgrade, Serbia, as well as an MA in Conference Interpreting from Sofia University.
Zlatko Anguelov, born 1946 in Varna, Bulgaria, is a writer, journalist, and translator living in Iowa City, Iowa. He has published in the Bulgarian print media, The Financial Times and Eastern European Reporter during 1982-1992.
Christopher Buxton graduated in English and American literature at the University of Kent. He first came to Bulgaria in 1977 as an English teacher in Burgas. In three years he mastered the language, read voraciously and began to be shocked by the unfairness of Bulgaria’s low profile on the European cultural stage.
Jonathan Dunne was born in Kingston-upon-Thames, England, in 1968 and studied Classics at Oxford University. He is director of the publishing house Small Stations Press, which publishes quality literature in English and Bulgarian, including an anthology of Raymond Carver’s poetry and a Galician novel, The Carpenter’s Pencil, both in Bulgarian translation.
Elizabeth Frank was born in Los Angeles, and educated at secondary schools in London and Geneva. She received her B.A., M.A and Ph.D at the University of California, Berkeley. Since 1982 she has been a member of the literature faculty at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.
As a teenager I was an avid dancer of Balkan folkdances. This developed into a broader interest in language and culture. My favourite area was Bulgaria but, once at university in Canada, I found that Bulgarian was rarely taught.
Olga Nikolova was born in Sandanski, Southern Bulgaria, but grew up in the small industrial city of Pernik. After graduating from Pernik’s Modern Languages High School, she pursued a master’s degree in English at Sofia University, where she won the Marko Minkoff scholarship for her thesis on the poetry of T. S. Eliot and Ezra Pound.
Born in Sofia in 1980, Ekaterina Petrova graduated from the American School of Kuwait, then went on to earn a BA in International Studies and German Studies from Macalester College in Minnesota and an MSc in European Politics from the London School of Economics. Currently based in Sofia, she has also spent time living, studying and/or working in New York, Berlin, Cuba, Northern Ireland, and France.