2015

Jonathan on Athos

20 August 2015

newcieloJonathan’s description of his first visit to Mount Athos, the Holy Mountain in northern Greece, appeared in the feature “English Writers 1” of International Literary Quarterly, edited by Peter Robinson, alongside work by Fiona Sampson, George Szirtes and others. Jonathan travelled to Athos from Sofia in Bulgaria, staying at the monasteries of Grigoriou, Zograf, Hilandar and Xenofontos.

Review of Vicious

04 August 2015

new9789543840380In August, Michael Orthofer reviewed Vicious by Xurxo Borrazás for The Complete Review, describing it as “very cinematic, short, tight scenes cutting back and forth”.

Review of Polaroid

27 July 2015

new9789543840366In July, Winstonsdad’s Blog included a review of Polaroid by Suso de Toro, according to the author “a collection of short and, I would say, flash fiction, glimpses of ordinary lives and strange historic figures out of context, Cain and Abel in modern days… I loved the jumping in and out of worlds in this collection”.

Review of One Million Cows

09 July 2015

new9789543840359In July, Tony’s Reading List included a review of One Million Cows by Manuel Rivas, describing it as “a slender volume, but one that’s very enjoyable… full of clever vignettes, superbly detailed snap-shots of regional life”.

Istanbul Translation Workshop

25 April 2015

newkomsularAt the end of April, Tsveta took part in a translation workshop in Istanbul, Turkey, together with the Bulgarian writers Ivan Hristov, Stefan Ivanov and Liudmila Mindova and the Turkish writers Gölgeler Dünyadan, Efe Duyan, Melike Inci, Pelin Özer and Selahattin Yolgiden.

Tsveta in The Massachusetts Review

09 April 2015

newmreview561Tsveta’s poem “The Train” appeared in Jonathan’s translation in the spring issue of The Massachusetts Review, edited by Michael Thurston and Ellen Doré Watson, alongside work by such authors as Thomas Devaney, Mark Jay Mirsky and Josep Pla.

Interview with Carys Evans-Corrales

02 April 2015

newutimesCarys Evans-Corrales, whose autobiography Talking Girl: A Memoir is published by Small Stations Press, was interviewed about her work in the 2 April issue of the University of Pittsburgh’s faculty and staff newspaper, the University Times.

Tsveta in Christianity and Culture again!

01 April 2015

newhkultura98Tsveta published an article “On the Fatherhood and Sonhood of the Son” in issue 98 of the Bulgarian magazine Christianity and Culture, with particular emphasis on a fresco representing the Trinity in Arbanasi’s famous Church of the Nativity.

International Day of Happiness

20 March 2015

newhappinessTsveta appeared in the United Nations poetry anthology Happiness: The Delight-Tree, edited by Bhikshuni Weisbrot, Darrel Alejandro Holnes and Elizabeth Lara, to celebrate the International Day of Happiness alongside numerous international authors. The editors selected a poem from Tsveta’s collection The Seventh Gesture, in Jonathan’s translation.

New Spanish Translation

05 February 2015

newplimsollIn February, Hispabooks in Madrid published Jonathan’s translation from Spanish of The Plimsoll Line by Navarre author Juan Gracia Armendáriz, a humorous and revealing novel about a man who undergoes kidney dialysis and how this affects his outlook on life.

Review of Crookedness

31 January 2015

newcrookedThere was an excellent review by John Taylor in Boston’s online arts magazine The Arts Fuse of Tsveta’s poetry collection Crookedness, translated by Jonathan, in which the reviewer described Tsveta as “a poet who observes with affectionate attentiveness the particulars of nature, daily life and human behavior and who, at the same time, seeks to glimpse the spiritual horizons of these particulars.” Well worth a read!

Our Books on the Radio

13 January 2015

newprovincesTsveta went on the Bulgarian radio programme Artefir to discuss our publications Provinces by Kiril Vasilev and Galician Songs by Rosalía de Castro with the author Kiril Vasilev and the radio presenter, the poet and critic Silvia Choleva. A great meeting of minds!