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Angel Igov

A portrait of Angel Igov, a Bulgarian writer.

Angel Igov

Angel Igov (b. 1981) is the author of two novels, The Meek (2015) and A Short Tale of Shame (2011), the latter also published in English. He has also published two collections of short stories, Road Encounters (2002) and K. (2006). The Meek was shortlisted for six national fiction awards and received the Hristo G. Danov Prize. Igov teaches English Literature and Translation at Sofia University. He is a literary columnist at Kultura newspaper, having previously reviewed books for other printed and online media as well as a TV show. He was member of the juries of several literary awards, among them Vick, Ivan Nikolov, and Elias Canetti. Igov has translated novels by Paul Auster, Martin Amis, Ian McEwan, Angela Carter, John Banville etc. He has also translated poetry: Wordsworth and Coleridge’s Lyrical Ballads and J. R. R. Tolkien’s Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun. He won the Krastan Dyankov Award for literary translation with his fifth nomination in the competition.

Articles by Angel Igov

The Meek
By Angel Igov
Then the generous autumn of ’44 suddenly thrust into your hands the power to shape human fates.
Translated from Bulgarian by Angela Rodel