Emil Andreev

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Emil Andreev
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Born (1956-09-01)1 September 1956
Lom, Bulgaria
Occupation Novelist, writer, playwright
Language Bulgarian
Nationality Bulgarian

Emil Andreev (Bulgarian: Емил Андреев) (born 1 September 1956, Lom, Bulgaria) is a Bulgarian writer, novelist and playwright.


Emil Andreev graduated in English Language Studies from the Veliko Tarnovo University.[1] He has worked as a teacher, newspaper editor and lecturer in English at Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski".

He is one of the stars of contemporary Bulgarian fiction and drama. A master storyteller from Lom on the River Danube, he is the winner of several awards, including the Vick and Helikon prizes for fiction. He is an author of the plays "Treasure-hunters", "The Baby" and the comedy "To kill a prime minister" which were played on the scene of the Theatre of Satire, Sofia. In 2005, "The glass river" is awarded as the best Bulgarian novel and deserved the award of the readers and the jury. His second novel "The curse of the frog", published at the end of 2006, gained success among the readers and the literature critics. The play "The miracle with the fiery water" is kind of sequel of "To kill a prime minister". The critic calls him an elated narrator. His works have been translated into English, German, Polish, Romanian, Slovak and Serbian.

His novel The Glass River has been filmed with an international cast and is already on screen in Bulgaria.

Now a feature film based on The Blessed Bobby and the Other American is in a shooting process.

Awards and nominations[edit]

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  • 2007 – Nominated for Elias Canetti Award for The Curse of the Frog;
  • 2007 – Nominated for the Balkanika Award for The Glass River;
  • 2007 – Winner of the Helikon National Award for The Curse of The Frog”;
  • 2006 – Nomination for the Best East European Novel for The Glass River;
  • 2005 – Winner of the VICK Award “Novel of the Year” for The Glass River;
  • 2005 – Winner of the Readers’ Award for The Glass River.


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Short Stories:

  • Lom Stories (1996);
  • Late Art Noveau (1998);
  • The Drunkard’s Island(1999).


  • To Kill a Prime Minister (2002);
  • The Treasure Hunters (2003);
  • J's Magical Boat (2005).


  • The Glass River (2004);
  • The Curse of the Frog (2006);
  • Crazy Luka (2010).


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