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Kristin Dimitrova - a Bulgarian poet, writer, journalist and translator - was born in 1963 in Sofia. Graduated in English and American Studies from the Sofia University, she now works as an assistant professor at the Department of Foreign Languages. Since 2004 she has been editor of Art Trud, the weekly supplement for arts and culture of the Trud Daily. Kristin Dimitrova is the author of eight books of poetry: Jacob's Thirteenth Child (1992); A Face Under the Ice, (1997); Closed Figures (1998); Faces with Twisted Tongues, (1998); Talisman Repairs (2001); Selected Poems in Greek (transl. by Panos Stathoyannis), Bulgarian and English (2002); The People with the Lanterns (2003). A Visit to the Clockmaker (2005) was translated by Gregory O'Donoghue and published by Southword Editions, Cork, Ireland. Kristin Dimitrova is the author of two books of prose - Tarot: the Doors Within (LIK Publishers, 2001), non-fiction, and the short-story collection Life and Death under the Crooked Pear Trees (Obsidian Publishing House, 2004). Both have been printed in several editions so far. Dimitrova's literary awards include five national "poetry of the year" awards, one award (second place) for poetry performance in Stockholm, two awards for best short stories and one for the translation of a selection of John Donne's poetry into Bulgarian. Translations of her poems and short stories have been published in anthologies and literary journals in Austria, Canada, Croatia, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Lithuania, Macedonia, The Netherlands, Serbia, Poland, Sweden, and USA.
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