|Dyankov Translation Award for 2008|
Translators Iglika Vassileva and Yordan Kostourkov were presented with
the second annual Elizabeth Kostova Foundation Dyankov Award!
Due to the very high quality of the nominated translations this year's jurors
took the unusual decision to award two prizes of $2000 each.
Titles that received at least one nomination and met the Award competition requirements are:
To listen to the Award Ceremony speeches (in Bulgarian language) by Elizabeth Kostova, Sherry-Keneson-Hall, Julian Popov, Vanya Tomova, Stefan Tafrov, Damyan Yakov and the winners please visit: www.grosnipelikani.net/modules/Downloads/mp3/03_12_2008.mp3
Alexander Shourbanov is a professor of English Literature at Sofia univeristy. He is a distinguished literary translator and author of poetry, essays and literary criticism.
Stefan Tafrov holds a degree in journalism from Sofia University. He has worked as a staff writer for the weekly newspaper ABV, as an editor for the magazine Contemporary and as a translator from French and Italian.
Vanya Tomova graduated in English Language Studies from Sofia University. She is award-winning translator and member of the Union of Bulgarian Translators. Since 2001 she is editor with CIELA Publishers.