Elena Alexieva

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Elena Alexieva

Elena Alexieva was born in 1975 in Sofia. She majored in International Economic Relations at the University of National and World Economics in Sofia, and continued her studies in the Doctoral Program in Semiotics at New Bulgarian University, Sofia. She is the author of two poetry books, Ladder on the Heart (1994) and Face of Killer Angel (1996), one novel The Blue Stairway (2000), and two collections of short stories, Readers Group 31 (2005) and Who (2006). Her works have appeared in a number of periodicals and anthologies, including Voices from the Faultline: A Balkan Anthology (2002).

She is the winner of the 2006 Helikon Prize for new Bulgarian fiction for her book Readers Group 31. Her latest book is the novel The Knight, the Devil and Death (2007, Colibri). Elena Alexieva lives in Sofia where she works as freelance translator, interpreter, and writer.

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Elena Alexieva

She Is Here

She Is Here
Its wintertime. Philip, the protagonist in the story, slowly finds his way through the thick mountain woods to a small village, and, eventually, to his grandfathers abandoned house. Someone is chasing him. Once in the house, he finds a dead man ...read more

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The Knight, the Devil and Death

The Knight, the Devil and Death
The Knight, the Devil, and Death tells the story of a middle-aged man and his infatuation with a much younger woman, the ordinariness of the story, however, being used as a device to foreground the deep collision between real and unreal, loss and ...read more

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Who?

Who?
What happens with a man when the divine materializes and grabs him? Is it so simple to handle your own doubts? Is it so unforgivable to have them? Which is worse to have or not to have them? If one cannot survive without God, then how can one ...read more

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Readers Group 31

Readers Group 31
A non-existent husband, an unsold piano, a clumsily traded nightmare, and a sloppy intellectual forgotten in a second-hand bookstore These are only some of the heroes, or perhaps the true members of Readers Group 31. Imagination and irony thread ...read more

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