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

Lydia Chichmanoff (1866, Kiev – 1937)

A feminist, critic, journalist, translator, and writer. Ukrainian by origin, born in the family of Prof. Mihailo Dragomanov. Graduated in Music and French Literature in Geneva. Wife of Prof. Ivan Chichmanoff – Minister of Education, professor, founder of many cultural institutions. Since 1889 in Bulgaria. Continue Reading

Maria Dayrova-Hadjiangelova (1876-1943)

Born in Stara Zagora. Graduated at Nancy with scholarship (1899). Private practice in Stara Zagora. School doctor at the Female Pedagogic School in Stara Zagora and the First Female School in Sofia. Specialized Pediatric and Internal Deceases in Paris (1911) and Internal Deceases and School Continue Reading

Olga Tschawowa (1893-1973)

Born in Svishtov from a Bulgarian father and Austrian mother. Graduated from the Rousse Girls’ High School, studied violin and piano at the Academy of Music and Theater Arts in Vienna. Performed concerts in Sofia and Rousse. She had been working as a teacher of Continue Reading

Nela Taneva-Slivopolska (1895-1956)

Born in Turnu Magurele, Romania, in a Bulgarian clark and a Romanian mother family. Her brothers are the famous painter Nikola Tanev (1890-1962) and the journalist Stefan Tanev, an editor-in-chief of the Utro newspaper. She was married to Yordan Slivopolsky-Piligrim (1884-1969), a writer and journalist. 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

Elena Usheva (1872-1944)

Born in Bansko. Graduated from a high school in Stara Zagora and the Fine Arts Academy in Brussels (1893). Teacher and principal of the Princess Marie Louise Vocational School – Sofia and a private vocational school. Author of sewing textbooks (First handbook on stitching and 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