Sonya Todorova (born 1979) studied Geodesy at the University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy in Sofia and earned a doctoral degree in Advanced Geodesy at the Vienna University of Technology. Later on, in 2020, she graduated in Theatre-, Film-, and Media Studies at the Vienna University. Currently, Sonya works as a freelance translator, writer and contributing author for different Bulgarian media.
Her first book, "A Concise and Practical Guide to Survival for Families with Small Children and Others in Sofia" (Colibri, 2015), is a humorous, yet sharp social study of present-day life in her hometown and was nominated for the Outstanding Cultural Achievement Award of Sofia Municipality.
Sonya's debut novel, "Adi Landau's Pearls", was published in 2016. It was nominated for the 2016 "Helikon" Book Award for New Bulgarian Prose and shortlisted for the 2016 "Peroto" Award for Contribution to the Bulgarian Literary Context.
The stories in her latest book, "The Unknown Human Images" (2018), seem to lead through the reality of everyday life, while playing a sly game with the readers expectations. The short story collection was nominated for the 2018 "Helikon" Book Award for New Bulgarian Prose and for the First National Award for Literature "Yordan Radichkov" 2020.