Dimana Ivanova was born in Varna, Bulgaria, in 1979. She earned her master’s degree in Slavonic philology at the University of St. Kliment Ochridski in Sofia with a minor in French philology. She has received her doctorate in comparative literature at the Charles University in Prague in 2011. She is the author of five poetry books: three of them are in Bulgarian – Pokana za bašta (Invitation for a Father, Ergo, 2012), Azbuka na želanijata (Alphabeth of Desires, Scalino, 2016), Rozovo slance (Rose sun, Ergo, 2021), one in Slovak translation – Som ako morská voda (I am like the Water of the Sea, Ars poetica, 2018) and one in Serbian translation – Ružičasto sunce (Rose sun, Nekazano, 2022). Her poems have been translated into more than thirteen languages and published in many literary journals and anthologies in Bulgaria as well as abroad in the US Tower journal, Spanish journals Purple words and Hambre, Canadian-Romanian review Destine literare and others. She has been awarded several prizes for poetry: by the festival “On the Morava banks” in Czech Republic (2018), by the poetry competition “Mělnický Pegas” in Mělník, Czech Republic (2018), the Polish prize “Name of the rose” (2018), “Amavica” (2019) Prize in South оf France and prize for haiku of the Croatian Union of Writers (2019). She works in Sofia at the Czech cultural centre.