Hayriye Yenisoy (Hayrie Memova-Suleymanova) (1934-2018)

She was born on 1934 in the town of Crichim, Plovdiv district. She graduated Turkish Philology from Sofia University (it was the first course in this specialty whose alumni graduated in 1956, among them H. Memova) and then Bulgarian Philology. At first she worked at Continue Reading

Tatyana Kirkova (1897, Taganrog, Russia – 1981)

Feminist, journalist, and translator. Graduated from French literature with a doctorate in Lausanne (1919). Worked as an editor at the Bulgarian Department of Printing at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1928), an press attache at the American Legation (1938-1942), an employee at the Bulgarian Bibliographic Continue Reading

Ekaterina Zlatooustova (1881-1952)

Born in Varna. Daughter of one of the first Bulgarian teachers with secondary education from Russia. Graduated from high school in Sofia and history in St. Petersburg. Long-time secondary school teacher in Shoumen and Sofia. Assistant professor at the l’Ecole des langues orientales vivantes in Continue Reading

Teodora Peykova (1892-1979)

Born in Bourgas. Graduated from a high school in Sofia and studied piano and literature in Vienna and Brussels. There graduated home courses too. She published stories and travelogues in the press, translates novels, stories and memoirs from German, French and Russian. Author of cooking Continue Reading

First female translators and their role in the transfer of knowledge (Bulgaria)

During the Bulgarian Revival, translation was evolving rapidly. In its field, 10.9% of the booksellers, or 449 people, translated school, artistic and scholarly literature from Russian, Greek, French, Old Slavonic and Turkish. In the same period, the first 10 female translators with secondary education appeared Continue Reading

Anasstasia Gantcheva-Zografova (1894-?)

Translator from German, English and Polish. She graduated from Slavic literature at the Sofia University and lived in the USA for a long time. Editor-in-Chief of the Polish-Bulgarian Review magazine, participated in many cultural and feminist societies.

Zhivka Dragnewa (1885-1959)

Translated from French, German, and English. She graduated in French and German literature with a doctorate in Zurich. A long-time secondary school teacher, lecturer in German at the Sofia University (1923-1936). Member of the Bulgarian Women’s Union, the Bulgarian Association of University Women, the Union Continue Reading

Sofia Yurukova (1881-1918)

Founder of the Mozajka ot znameniti savremenni romani (Mosaic of Famous Modern Novels) series, (1909-). Graduated at a Catholic Lyceum in Paris. She had been working as a high school teacher in French in Bulgaria. Founded her own Publishing house with the participation of all Continue Reading

Elissaveta Konsoulova-Vazova (1881-1965)

Born in Plovdiv. Doyen of the Bulgarian women artists, one of the first women graduates of the School of Painting in Sofia (1902). Specialized in Germany (1909-1910). Mother of three daughters, married to a politician. Owner of a private school, founder of the Bulgarian puppet Continue Reading

Fani Popova-Mutafova (1902-1977)

Born in Sevlievo in a military officer’s family. She studied in Italy, graduated from a high school in Sofia, applied to study piano at the Munich Conservatory. Author of historical novels. The most prolific and popular Bulgarian writer before 1944. Translator from Italian. Member of Continue Reading