Bozhidar Manov (b. 1947) is a film critic with hundreds of publications in print and electronic media; Professor, Doctor of Science (Art Studies). He was the vice president of FIPRESSI (International Federation of Film Critics). He is the author of nine books on cinema (theory and criticism) and the translator of six novels. People with Nicknames. Wistful Stories is his second book of fiction, following Uninvented Man (2004).