Alek Popov

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Alek Popov (Bulgarian: Алек Попов) is a Bulgarian novelist, short story writer, essayist and scriptwriter, author of the novel Mission London.[1]

Alek Popov was born in Sofia in 1966.[2] He studied in the elite classical gymnasium in Sofia and later received M.A. in Bulgarian philology from the University of Sofia.[2] He is an author of two novels. His first novel, Mission London, was translated to 12 languages[2] and later the film based on the book was a great success and had a box office record high in Bulgaria,[3] outperforming Avatar.[4] His short stories have been translated into 11 languages, including English, German, and French. The English translation of Popov's "Mission London" was published by Istros Books, London in 2014.


  1. ^ Alek Popov Archived 2012-03-06 at the Wayback Machine. Authors. Eurozine.
  2. ^ a b c Popov, Alek. Biography Archived 2011-05-17 at the Wayback Machine. Contemporary Bulgarian Writers.
  3. ^ Mission London becomes a Bulgarian box office hit Archived 2011-05-10 at the Wayback Machine,, 10 May 2010
  4. ^ „Мисия Лондон” чупи рекорди, твори история (in Bulgarian)[permanent dead link],, 27 April 2010

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