Podcast in English
Text size
Bulgarian National Radio © 2023 All Rights Reserved

Georgi Gospodinov wins the Boccaccio Literary Prize

Georgi Gospodinov
Photo: BTA-archive

Georgi Gospodinov wоn the Boccaccio Literary Prize. He is one of the three laureates of the 42nd edition of the Giovanni Boccaccio Literary Prize, along with journalist Stefania Battistini and playwright Marco Paolini. Walter Veltroni chaired the jury.

''It was an honour to receive the Boccaccio Prize in Certaldo, the hometown of the one who told stories in dark times. Among the winners of the prize are Ismail Kadare, Mario Vargas Llosa, Muriel Spark, my favourite Lars Gustafsson...", the Bulgarian writer wrote on Facebook.

"Today we in many times at once, not in one specific time There is a serious deficit of future, so we often go round in circles and seek refuge in the past. This theme is at the heart of the novel "Time Shelter", Georgi Gospodinov said in a conversation with the audience.

Listen to the daily news from Bulgaria presented in "Bulgaria Today" podcast, available in Spotify.

More from category

Rembrandt as inspiration for students at New Bulgarian University

From December 12 to February 15, 2024, Sofia's UniArt gallery will host the exhibition "In the mirror of Rembrandt", featuring high-quality reproductions of heliographic engravings of the famous artist , NBU announced. With their own interpretations,..

published on 12/9/23 11:55 AM
Maria Mutafchieva with the participants in the Unfamiliar Streets contest

Unfamiliar Streets, the poetry contest that inspires students to dream and reinvent their talent

“There is nothing better than bad weather” is the title of a novel by Bogomil Raynov, rendered on the screen by film director Metodi Andonov. A title that could now sound like an invitation – to escape the December cold and gloom at the National..

published on 12/9/23 9:05 AM

People from all over the world with a revived interest in the Nikola Vaptsarov museum and in his poetry

Acclaimed poet, humanist and antifascist Nikola Vaptsarov was born on 7 December, 1909 in the small mountain town of Bansko. Having been charged with subversion, he was sentenced to death by firing squad and executed at the garrison shooting range in..

updated on 12/7/23 12:59 PM