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Tzveta Sofroniewa

Tzveta Sofroniewa was born in Sofia in 1963. In 1986 she concluded her studies in physics and in 1991 she subsequently graduated in philosophy and scientific history. In addition she studied poetry with the Russian-American Nobel prize winner Joseph Brodsky. She worked as a culture correspondent for Radio Free Europe in Berlin for some time. In the mid-nineties she initiated the network Forbidden Words, which is engaged in the themes of multilingualism and memory. She commits herself to web streaming poetry in addition to promoting the connection between scientific history and literature. She has been awarded stipends of the St. John’s College, Cambridge (1992), the academy Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart (1996) and of the Villa Aurora, Los Angeles (2005). She was Author-in-Residence at the Max-Planck-Institute for scientific history in Berlin. Sofronieva has been awarded several prizes for her poetry. She has received the prize of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences for Poetry (1988), the award of the PEN American Centers in New York (2009) and the Adelbert-von-Chamisso-Förderpreis (2009) amongst others. Tzveta Sofroniewa lives in Berlin and writes in Bulgarian, English and German.

Gefangen im Licht. Poems. Bulgarian/German. Translated by Gabi Tiemann. Biblion Verlag, Marburg an der Lahn 1999.

Verbotene Worte. Poems, essays and short stories. Edited by Tzveta Sofroniewa, including contributions by the author. Biblion Verlag, München 2005.

Eine Hand voll Wasser. Poems. Unartig Verlag, Aschersleben 2008.

Diese Stadt kann auch weiß sein. Stories. Verlag Hans Schiller, Berlin/Tübingen 2010.

Via Dukte. Poems. ICH Verlag Häfner + Häfner, Nürnberg 2010.

Landschaften, Ufer. Poems. Edition Lyrik Kabinett, Hanser Verlag, München 2013.

selected affordable studio apartments. Poems in four languages. Hochroth, 2015.


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