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Georgi Gospodinov’s novel “Time Shelter” tops prestigious Italian ranking

Georgi Gospodinov
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The novel “Time Shelter” by Georgi Gospodinov topped one of the most popular rankings of translated books in Italy, reported L’Indiscreto, BTA reported.

 The novel won the highest number of votes in a poll among 620 Italian writes, translators, critics and culture journalists. Georgi Gospodinov is the only Bulgarian in the prestigious ranking. Romania’s Mircea Cărtărescu with the novel Solenoide and Jonathan Franzen with Crossroads are also part of the top 3.

One month ago, Georgi Gospodinov’s novel “Time Shelter” won the most prestigious literary award in Italy “Premio Strega Europeo” (The Strega European Prize).


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