Alex Epstein was born in St. Petersburg in 1971 and moved to Israel when he was eight years old. He is the author of four collections of short stories and three novels; his work has also been translated into French, Spanish, Hungarian, Russian, Greek, Croatian, Polish, and Italian. In 2003 he was awarded Israel’s Prime Minister’s Prize for Literature. Lunar Savings Time and Blue Has No South, his recent collections of short-short stories, are available in English, from Clockroot Books. His website is: http://bluehasnosouth.com/
'I like to use the languages of the various arts – literature, music, theatre...I think that is the spirit of the modern global era.'- poet Ivan Hristov spoke to SJ Fowler of 3AM magazine about the evolution of the contemporary Bulgarian poetry scene.
Cosmin Borza discusses the work of Romania's 'Generation 2000' poets, including Radu Vancu and Claudiu Komartin in an essay at Asymptote.
At the Sofia Poetics festival, which was organised by Word Express participant Ivan Hristov, Scottish based poet Ryan Van Winkle caught up with fellow festival guests SJ Fowler and Tomasz Rózycki. To hear Fowler and Rózycki discussing their work and reading some of their poetry, listen to the Scottish Poetry Library podcast here.