Georgi Gospodinov (1968) is poet and writer, one of the most translated Bulgarian authors. He had his literary debut in the 1990s with the poetry collections “Lapidarium” (1992, South Spring Award) and “The Cherry Tree of a People” (1996, several editions by now). His next poetry books are “Letters to Gaustine”, the anthological collection “Baladies and Maladies”, and “Where We Are Not” (2016, The Quill Award for Poetry). His poems had been selected for European and world anthologies among which “Grand Tour” (Hanser Verlag, 2019), “New European Poets” (Graywolf Press, USA, 2008); “A Fine Line. New Poetry from Eastern & Central Europe” (Arc Publications, GB, 2004)
Volumes of his selected poetry have been published in German, Portuguese, Czech and Macedonian.
Gospodinov’s “Natural Novel” came out in more than 20 languages all over the world. His second novel, “The Physics of Sorrow”, was awarded with the Jan Michalski Prize for literature, the Central European Angelus Award and was finalist for six international prizes in Europe and the US, including the Premio Strega Europeo, the American PEN Translation Prize, etc.
His most recent book is the novel Time Shelter (2020)