For the first time ever, books by Bulgarian writers have occupied the first three notches of the 2015 bestselling list of Helikon chain of bookstores. Two of the authors are loved by teenagers. There are five Bulgarians in the Top 10 suggesting keener interest in Bulgarian literature. Vlogger Emil Conrad tops the bestselling list with 10,000 sold copies of his book The Things NOT Taught at School and its sequel. In February he broke records after 3000 of his fans waited for hours in the cold outside a Helikon bookstore. Further on Emil Conrad held two successful national tours. Third on the chart is another favorite of teenagers - Nedelcho Bogdanov with his first game-book Bulgar. He had become famous with his cartoons of the same name which he adapted for a book format jointly with Bogdan Russev. The historical novel Kalunya-Kalya by late Georgi Bozhinov ranks second. The novel written in the 1980s but published for the first time only recently, revisits events in 1876. The tourist guide 101 Detours is fifth offering off-the-beaten-track must-visit places across Bulgaria. Its authors are Ivan Mihalev and Elina Tsankova. The book also offers nice photographs. The debut novel of Katerina Hapsali Greek Coffee is ranked eighth.
I move silently to stand by the window and stare in the childhood memories about the forgotten picture book . And I feel as though a fairy with a magic wand whispers words in my ear. I fly in a world lost long ago and full of wonderful stories..
Wim Wenders arrives for the 22nd Sofia Film Fest with his latest movie Submergence – the one that unveiled the 65th film festival in San Sebastian. The movie is a love story which takes the viewer to the totally different worlds of the two main..
Until 11 March an exhibition in Sofia features Houben Tcherkelov, a Bulgarian artist who lives and works in USA. Tcherkelov’s first display in Bulgaria for the past 18 years is under the patronage of Ekaterina Zaharieva, Bulgarian Deputy Prime..