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Creative writing handbook

A handbook that consists of all lectures delivered within the Sozopol seminar is available now, for Kindle and in pdf to download....


Contemporary Bulgarian Writers in English presents up-to-date profiles of living Bulgarian authors of fiction and short stories.
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The Elizabeth Kostova Foundation and Vagabond, Bulgaria's English Monthly, cooperate in order to enrich the English language with translations of contemporary Bulgarian writers. Each month we give you the chance to read a selected excerpt of a Bulgarian writer. Some of the presented writers will be translated in English for the first time. Enjoy our fiction pages.
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Fiction Writer’s Workshop by Josip Novakovich is now available in Bulgarian Print E-mail

The book describes the key elements of a writing workshop: clear instructions, illustrated contemporary and classic works, innovative exercises and methods to gauge your progress.

The book is being published with the support by Ciela Publisher and it is resulting by the Elizabeth Kostova Foundation’s efforts in promoting the teaching and professionalization of creative writing in Bulgaria.

About the Author

Josip Novakovich moved from Croatia to the U.S. at the age of twenty. He has published a novel, April Fool’s Day, three story collections (Infidelities: Stories of War and Lust, Yolk, and Salvation and Other Disasters) and two collections of narrative essays. His work has been anthologized in The Best American Poetry, the Pushcart Prize collection, and O. Henry Prize Stories. He has received the Whiting Writer’s Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, the Ingram Merrill Award, and an American Book Award, and has been a writing fellow of the New York Public Library. He teaches in the MFA Program at Penn State University.