Ivan B. Genov (b. 1956 in Sofia) graduated in classical philology at Sofia University "Kliment Ohridski" and specialized in Byzantine studies in Munich. He was a teacher of ancient Greek and Latin and ancient culture at the Classical High School in Sofia, where he was also deputy director, and taught Greek palaeography at Sofia University. Long-term translator at the highest level of the governments of Bulgaria and Greece.
In addition, Genov is a polyglot. He has worked for many years as a translator and editor of fiction, mainly from and into modern Greek, as well as from German.