Ivan Dimitrov

Ivan is a prose writer who allows himself to write poetry, and thinks that we could all do with less drama in real life, so he redirects it all into his work as a playwright. He is the author of six books, and he is in charge of Vij!'s coverage of contemporary Bulgarian literature. Ivan has many years of journalistic and editorial experience, and has worked in communications and project development in the cultural field. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Bulgarian Philology and a master's degree in Cultural Anthropology from Sofia University. He has written for a number of outlets, including Gorichka, One Week in Sofia, Egoist and Dnevnik. His play The Eyes of Others debuted in New York.

The Home of Green Satire

This year's edition of the Gabrovo Biennale combines the city's iconic frugality with ecology, and we spoke to the director of the Museum of Humor and Satire, Margarita Dorovska, about it

Sofia’s Gardeners

There is urban agriculture in Bulgaria, but it needs institutional support to develop

Rin Yamamura: Life upside down

How a Japanese puppeteer decided to study in Bulgaria, and the definition of a "sleeping man"

For Ana Bateva, one of the leading young theater directors in Bulgaria, being Macedonian in our country today is like being between a rock and a hard place

Migrants Got Talent: Sara Faizi from Afghanistan

"I feel happy here because Bulgaria helped me," says the founder of Khaala Sara Foodz

Migrants Got Talent: Alexandra Dikaia from Ukraine

"I'm one of those people who always have their own vision for things," says the Ukrainian illustrator and publisher.

Migrants Got Talent: Piero Epifania from Peru

The Ritmos Negros frontman first came to Bulgaria nine years ago

ICU and DA poetry publishing house are part of the rise of small publishing houses in the last 15 years, but that is not the only thing they have in common.

Poetic archeology

How literary walks are created and what is the role of the city in the work of poets

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