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WordSpace Salon: Miroslav Penkov

WordSpace Salon: Miroslav Penkov
When: Wednesday March 14th 7pm
Where: Contact WordSpace 214-838-3554

Miroslav Penkov was born in 1982 in Gabrovo, Bulgaria. When he was four, his family moved to the capital city of Sofia, where he graduated from First English Language High School. He arrived in America in 2001 and completed a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, followed by an MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Arkansas.

His stories have won The Southern Review’s Eudora Welty Prize and have appeared in or are forthcoming from A Public Space, One Story, Orion, The Sunday Times, Granta Online, The Best American Short Stories 2008, The 2012 PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories.

EAST OF THE WEST, which is his first book, was published in the U.S. (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) and in ten other countries. In Bulgaria his own translation of the stories will be published by Ciela under the title “?? ????? ?? ??????.”

Miroslav is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at the University of North Texas and currently the editor of the American Literary Review.

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