Award: Dyankov Translation Prize

Zornitsa Hristova

The 2019 Dyankov Translation Award was presented to Zornitsa Hristova for her translation of the novel “The Bonfire of the Vanities” by Tom Wolfe (List, 2019).  Born in Dobrich, Zornitsa Hristova graduated from Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” with a degree in English Philology, having specialized in post-colonial literature at Oxford, with an emphasis on contemporary Indian …

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Petya Petkova

Petya Petkova was awarded the first place 2018 Dyankov Translation Award for her translation of the novel “Here I Am” by Jonathan Safran Foer (List, 2018). Born in Sofia in 1979, Petya Petkova graduated from the National Secondary School for Classical Languages and Civilizations and holds a BA in Indian Studies from Sofia University. Between …

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Angel Igov

Angel Igov was awarded the second place Dyankov Translation Award for his translation of the novel “The Underground Railroad” by Colson Whitehead (List, 2018). Angel Igov teaches English literature and Translation at Sofia University. He has translated into Bulgarian several novels and poetry and has published three novels and two collections of short stories of …

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Bistra Andreeva

Bistra Andreeva was awarded second place for her translation of Stephan Kelman’s Pigeon English. It is the story of Harrison Opoku, an eleven-year old Ghanaian immigrant who, with his best friend, investigates the murder of a boy on the London estate where he lives. Read and interview with Bistra Andreeva.

Iglika Vassileva

Iglika Vassileva was awarded first place for her translation of the John Banville’s 1997 novel The Untouchable. This book, based largely on the life of Englishman Anthony Blunt, tells the story of an art historian who becomes a double agent working for both the Queen and the Kremlin during the height of the Cold War. …

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Svetlozara Leseva

Svetlozara Leseva was awarded first place for her translation of the novel In the Shadow of Banyan, by Vaddey Ratner (Hermes Press 2013). It tells the story of Raami’s struggle to survive under the Khmer Rouge. Ratner’s first novel was a New York Times bestseller and finalist for the 2013 PEN/Hemingway Award and the 2013 …

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Nadezhda Rosova

Nadezhda Rosova was awarded second place for her translation of Ruth L. Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time Being (Millenium 2014). It is the story of the diary of Nao—a 16-year-old Japanese schoolgirl, who declares herself a “time being”—which washes up in British Columbia many months after the great tsunami. Read an Interview with Nadezhda …

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Vladimir Molev

For his translations of The Brief Wonderful Like of Oscar Wao, by Junot Diaz, and The Corrections, by Jonathan Franzen.

Anna Oreshkova

For her translation of Cheat and Charmer, by Pulitzer Prize laureate Elizabeth Frank.

Lubomir Nikolov

For his translation of The Sense of an Ending, by Julian Barnes.

Aglika Markova

For her translation into Bulgarian of Life According to Lubka, by Laurie Graham.

Iglika Vassileva

For her translations of Diary of A Bad Year, by J.M. Coetzee, and Homer & Langley, by E.L. Doctorow.

Margarita Dogramadzhian

For her translation of The White Tiger, Indian author Aravind Adiga’s 2008 debut and Man Booker Prize-winning novel.

Svetlana Komogorova‐Komata

For her translation into Bulgarian of Shantaram, a semi-autobiographical novel by Australian author Gregory David Roberts (Orgon Publishers).

Nadezhda T. Radulova

For her translations into Bulgarian of Firmin: Adventures of a Metropolitan Lowlife, by Sam Savage, and The Human Stain, by Philip Roth.

Milen Ruskov

For his translations of Money, by Martin Amis, and De Niro’s Game, by Rawi Hage.

Yordan Kosturkov

For the translation of The Messiah of Stockholm, by Cynthia Ozick.

Lyubomir Nikolov

For his translation of the The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini.