Rumiana Ebert is a writer, translator and chemist. Born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, she moved to Germany in 1966 and gained a PhD in Chemistry from the Technical University in Munich. She also studied Musicology at the University of Heidelberg. She has published four books of poems in German: Entgegenkommen, (Kastell, 1992) and Schnittstellen, (Kastell, 1996); Ecken und Ovale, (Wieser, 2013) and Mitlesebuch 135, (Aphaia, 2017). She has translated and published Bulgarian poetry in German and her short stories and poetry have appeared in magazines and anthologies in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. She translated and edited two books by Georgi Markov and has been awarded several prizes and grants, including the Mannheim Lyric Prize in 2007.
Tzveta Sofronieva is the author of twenty collections of poetry, short stories, essays and translations. Her work also encompasses poetry installations and she has edited several anthologies. Born in Sofia, Bulgaria, she now is settled in Berlin and has a PhD in History of Science. Her numerous awards include a prize for poetry from the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (1988) and the Adelbert von Chamisso Prize (2009). She was a fellow at St. John’s College in Cambridge (1992) and a Max Kade Writer-in-Residence at MIT (2012). Among her most recent publications are the poetry collections: A Hand full of Water (White Pine Press, 2012), Landschaften, Ufer (Hanser, 2013) and Anthroposcene (Hochroth, 2017).
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