Petya Petkova

Dyankov Translation Prize, 2018

Petya Petkova was awarded the first place 2018 Dyankov Translation Award for her translation of the novel “Here I Am” by Jonathan Safran Foer (List, 2018).  Born in Sofia in 1979, Petya Petkova graduated from the National Secondary School for Classical Languages and Civilizations and holds a BA in Indian Studies from Sofia University.  Between 2010-2015, she worked as an editor at Prozoretz Publishing House. She started working as a freelance translator in 2015 and has translated books by Kurt Vonnegut, Evelyn Waugh, Kiran Desai, Indra Sinha, Ben Okri, Lawrence Norfolk, David Mitchell and Jonathan Safran Foer.

Read an interview with Petya Petkova.