Alek Popov was born in Sofia in 1966. He studied in the elite classical gymnasium in Sofia and later received M.A. in Bulgarian philology from the University of Sofia. He is an author of two novels. His first novel, Mission London, was translated to 12 languages and later the film based on the book was a great success and had a box office record high in Bulgaria, outperforming Avatar. 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.
- Alek Popov Archived 2012-03-06 at the Wayback Machine. Authors. Eurozine.
- Popov, Alek. Biography Archived 2011-05-17 at the Wayback Machine. Contemporary Bulgarian Writers.
- Mission London becomes a Bulgarian box office hit Archived 2011-05-10 at the Wayback Machine, filmneweurope.com, 10 May 2010
- „Мисия Лондон” чупи рекорди, твори история (in Bulgarian)[permanent dead link], novinitepro.bg, 27 April 2010
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