Valeri Stefanov is professor of history of Bulgarian literature at Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski ". Doctor of philological sciences. Author of fifteen literary books. In 2004 he released his first novel - "Lost Donkeys." Winner of "Southern Spring" award for his first critical book, prize of the Association of Bulgarian writers for his critical book "The Work of Art - Place in the World", Sofia Award for his novel "Somebody from Below", the award "Knight of the Book" of Bulgarian Book Association and other prizes.