• The man in person: Rawi Hage

    18 May 2017

    text Evelina Ivanova photo Babak Salari

    We met face to face with the man who captures the insecurities of men from behind.
  • Konstantin Trendafilov

    2 March 2017

    Days before the premiere of his first novel in the middle of March, we ask poet (and creative director of Saatchi & Saatchi Bulgaria) Konstantin Trendafilov six quick question about his Closeyourheart.
  • Between the lines: Gergana Dimitrova

    26 January 2017

    text Natalia Ivanova

    She believes that every reader wants to see published those books that he would put in your personal library. If we take the four titles from her young List Publishing, our first shelf will look like this:The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros (winner of the American Book Award), The Not-a-Pig (Mango & Bambang #1) by Polly Faber (for children), Zeno's Conscience by Italian writer Italo Svevo and The Cat and the Devil by James Joyce.
  • Things from life: Hassan Blasim

    14 December 2016

    text Natalia Ivanova

    Guardian calls him "perhaps the best writer of Arabic fiction alive" and perhaps this is the best compliment you can her in your lifetime. Blasim, however, seems to be more concerned with the response of ordinary people in Iraq, Syria and Libya, who live with his stories. They are all written "by first hand and in the first person about the terror of his people and others', says Janet 45 when issuing his first collection The Madman of Freedom Square. They are now printing his second one - The Iraqi Christ (that won Prize for Independent Foreign Fiction from The Independent).
  • Things from life: Nermin Yildirim

    8 December 2016

    text Natalia Ivanova

    Her books are gathering stories of women, seeking for a way to escape their memories, while opening a door to the "social memory" of Turkey. This is why we're not surprised when wee see Nermin's name on projects from Istanbul to Barcelona and Manchester - except a writer, she is also a journalist with her own rubric in Ot magazine and the first Turkish author, invited to take part of the writer's forum, organized by the Cultural Office in Cologne.
  • The Things From Life: Luis Bassat

    24 November 2016

    text Violeta Ivanova

    "When we won the competition for the Olympic ceremonies in Barcelona I knew this would become the most important project of my life". Boooom. The rest of his CV sounds equally impressive - starting with a place in a rock band when he was 22 and finishing with the recognition "most influential advertiser of the 20th century".
  • The things from life: Rene Karabash

    18 August 2016

    text Emanuela Ivanova photo Nikolai Petkov

    We met with the talented young poet/writer/theatre director and co-founder of Valeri Petrov Creative Weriting Academy just a few days after her description got another "slash" and here's what follows it: Golden Leopard for Best Actress from the Locarno Film Festival. Congrats to Rene and the cast and crew of Godless which was awarded Best Movie.
  • Playlist by Teo Chepilov

    12 May 2016

    "Urban legend" is a banal choice of words but it's meaning is clear as glass and looks exaclty like Teo.
  • History In Frames

    11 February 2016

    When we hear about history lessons, our minds instantly get filled up with pictures of high school teachers reciting dry facts with stone faces and students trying not to drool while secretly napping.
  • The things from life: Nikolai Grozni

    21 January 2016

  • Black on white

    7 January 2016

    Just now we would like to go to bed with a good book - that's why on the door between two years, we stop to look at the recent books of four people with minds that we like.
  • Jose Carlos Somoza

    3 December 2015

    The Cuban writer is coming to Sofia to meet his public - before that, we talk about the best library, the most valuable book, the best way to enjoy lunch and life's little agonies.
  • To be a teacher in Koprivshtitsa

    26 November 2015

    We meet with Mariyan Rankov - a teacher in Together in class, an organization that focuses on good education even in the smallest towns of Bulgaria. We talk with him about how his life changed, when he had to move to Koprivshtitsa to teach in the program.
  • 11 Moments of Yulian Tabakov

    12 November 2015

    He sets fire in the pit of our stomachs with his scenography from many years, then it burns and explodes vividly in his first movie - Tsvetanka, which we watch with our mouths agape.
  • The things of life: Stefan Ikoga

    25 June 2015

    text and photos Sevda Semer

    With two words, what he does is: urban chronicle. In poetry and prose. He just won the Sofia Poetics festival with his text Easy to hate, which provoked Sylvia Choleva to say "come to your senses, people!" in his defence. Today he's easy to love, he lets us in his own chornicle fast and his only request is to photograph him without the Cheshire cat's smile with which he entered the Poetics history. Ok, done.
  • Read With Them

    4 June 2015

    Photo Giveagradago.com

    This Saturday we will go out barefoot, meet friends and listen stories. They won't be ours but someone else's - on 6 June at the garden in front of the National Theatre we will gather for the second round of Read with me. The idea is great because its aim is mainly to show to all children that reading is a funny magic that can transform our minds from Gobi desert to a garden. We connect with three people that have poured theirs amply - they've read a lot to write fine. They are script writers.
  • The things of life: Victor Chuchkov

    26 March 2015

    He's half of Chuchkov Brothers - a production company, founded with his brother Borislav. But today we're not talking business - we met with Victor to discuss the things he loves and life in our city.
  • Live from Reykjavík

    11 December 2014

    The Icelandic author Sjon will meet his Bulgarian fans on December 12 during the International Literary Festival held in Sofia till December 14. He inhabits the literary world from early age, his idol is David Bowie (from his early, golden age) and he is an old friend of one of the most popular Icelandic singers - Bjork. He writes texts for some of her songs, librettos and operas among his novel-writing.
  • 7 moments of Stefan Ivanov

    27 November 2014

    Recently he is working at the theatre but primarily he is a poet. His new book Inward contains 89 "reactions to the charms and friendships, views and events, crushes and listenings".
  • Save After Reading

    6 November 2014

    interview Diana Tomova

    Even his own publisher didn't know that he held a worldwide bestseller in his hands when the first copies of The Dinner were printed. The novel of the ugly secrets that two families hide while eating at the most expensive restaurant in town, gives Herman Koch a nickname "the most translated Dutch writer."