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  Angel Wagenstein

 

 

Angel Wagenstein (born October 17, 1922) is a Bulgarian film writer and author. He is author of over fifty screenplays for films, documentaries and cartoons. His film Stars, shot in 1959 by the German director Konrad Wolf, was awarded the Special Prize of the Jury at the Cannes Film Festival. His fiction includes the triptych “Isaac‘s Torah”, “Far from Toledo” and ‘‘Farewell, Shanghai”, which have been published both separately and together not only in Bulgarian but also in French, German, Russian, English, Czech, Polish, Macedonian, Spanish, Italian and Hebrew. Far from Toledo was awarded in 2002 the Alberto Benveniste annual prize of the Sorbonne, while his novel ‘‘Farewell, Shanghai” received the Jean Monnet Prize of European literature in 2004.

 

The French government awarded Angel Wagenstein the high distinction of Chevalier of the French Order of Merit, and later Chevalier of Arts and Literature. He is also the bearer of the highest Bulgarian distinction – the Stara Planina Order. In 2009 he was made honorary citizen of the city of Plovdiv.

 

At present he lives in Sofia.

 

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“Isaac’s Torah”, a novel

 

     

 

“Far from Toledo”, a novel

 

 

 

“Farewell, Shanghai”, a novel

 

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