Ivan Hristov (writer)

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Ivan Hristov

Ivan Hristov or Ivan Christoff (Bulgarian: Иван Христов; born February, 1978 in Borovo, Bulgaria) is a Bulgarian poet, and critic.

His first book of poetry, Sbogom devetnajsti vek (Farewell to the 19th century), was published in 2001 and won the prestigious 2002 Southern Spring award for the best debut book. His second book of poetry, Bdin, was published in 2004 and received critical acclaim, as well as the 2006 Svetlostroi Prize for poetry. His work has been translated into English, Croatian, German, Hungarian, French, Turkish, Greek, Hebrew, Romanian and Serbian. Ivan has participated in poetry festivals abroad, including Ars Poetica in Bratislava in 2007 and the Goran Spring Festival in Croatia in 2009, where he received first prize in the Poetry Marathon in Hvar. He has participated in the following festivals also: Dasein in Athens, Greece (2010), Sha’ar International Poetry Festival, Tel Aviv, Israel, (2010), The National Festival for Poetic Books, Bucharest, Romania (2011), The Belgrade Festival of Poetry and Books, Belgrade, Serbia (2011), Mediterranean Voices Festival, Lodève, France (2011), Prague Book Fair (2012) among others. He is also a leading literary critic of his generation with numerous academic publications; his book-length research study, The Sagittarius Circle and the Concept of the Native, won the Bulgarian Ministry of Culture’s National Culture Fund competition and was published in 2010. Since 2010, Ivan Hristov has been a member of the organizational committee for the international Sofia Poetics festival. In 2013 his third book of poetry American poems was published. He currently works as a researcher at the Institute of Literature of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Farewell to the 19th century (2001) - Sofia: Academic Center for Literature and Culture, 30 pp. (A book of poetry.) Bulgaria
  • Bdin (2004) - Plovdiv: Janet 45, 48 pp. (A book of poetry.) Bulgaria
  • The Sagittarius Circle and the Concept of the Native (2009) - Sofia: Karina M, 267 pp. (A book-length research study.) Bulgaria
  • American poems (2013) - Sofia: Da poetry publishing, 80 pp. (A bilingual book of poetry, in Bulgarian and English.)

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