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  Georgi Gospoinov



Georgi Gospodinov (1968) is author of 7 books of poetry, fiction, literary and cultural researches.


His novel, “Natural Novel” has already been issued six times in Bulgaria and is published in 12 languages including English, French, German, Czech, Danish, Slovenian, Italian, etc. “Natural Novel” has received a very good critical response in influential magazines and newspapers like New Yorker, Guardian, Times, FAZ, NZZ, Literaturen…


Gospodinov’s next book “And Other Stories” (2001), a collection of short stories, came out in French, German, USA, Italy… In 2007, the English version of the collection (Northwestern University Press, 2007) was longlisted for the Frank O’Connor Award.


He has also written a play called “D.J.” (an abbreviation of Don Juan) many awarded and staged abroad.


Gospodinov is the editor of the book “I’ve Lived Socialism. 171 personal stories” (2006), gathering stories of ordinary people about their socialist times experience. His work in this field continued with the “Inventory Book of Socialism” (2006), a catalogue of Bulgarian everyday life objects from the period 1956—1989. Both books are among the most debated and bestselling books in Bulgaria.


He is the author of the screenplay of “Omelette” (4.44’), a short film which was awarded with Sundance Jury Honourable Mention at the Sundance Film Festival 2009 (International Shorts Competition Program).


Georgi Gospodinov is a PhD at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Institute for Literature. Since 2001 he is a weekly columnist in “Dnevnik”, a daily newspaper, department “Analyses”.


In 2008 he is guest writer of Berliner Kuenstler program, DAAD.



Books published in German

  • Natuerlicher Roman, translated by Alexander Sitzmann, Droschl, Graz, 2007

  • Gaustín oder Der Mensch mit den vielen Namen, Aus dem Bulgarischen von Alexander Sitzmann, Wieser Verlag, Wien, 2004


Books Published in English

  • Natural Novel, translated by Zornica Hristova, Dalkey Archive Press, 2005

  • And Other Stories, Translated by Alexis Levitin and Magdalena Levy, Northwestern University Press, 2007


Books published in France

  • Un roman naturel, traduit du bulgare par Marie Vrinat, Editions Phebus, Paris, 2002

  • L’alphabet des femmes, traduit du bulgare par Marie Vrinat, Arlea, Paris, 2003


Book’s synopsis:



“D.J.", a theater scratch




“Natural Novel", a novel


  Georgi Gospoinov  


  Book's covers      





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