Kisyov Best Bulgarian Novelist of the Year

Society | November 25, 2004, Thursday // 00:00| Views: | Comments: 0
Kisyov Best Bulgarian Novelist of the Year Edward Vick, the initiator of the “Bulgarian Novel of the Year” award (L) grants the prize to this year winner Stefan Kisyov (R) for his novel “The Executioner” at a ceremony in Sofia Wedensday evening. Photo by Kameliya Atanasova (Sofia News Agency)

The Bulgarian novelist Setafn Kisyov received the first Vick prize for the Best Bulgarian novel 2003 for his novel "The Executioner" at a ceremony in the National Art Academy in Sofia Wednesday evening.

"The Executioner" was chosen from 66 titles published in 2003, by a four-member jury of prominent literary figures.

Stefan Kisyov received an award of BGN 10,000 and an opportunity for an English translation of his novel.

Another BGN 1000 prize was granted to Kerana Angelova for her book "Elada Pinio an the Time", which was chosen from the readers, who were able to vote for their favourite via Internet.

The contest was initiated by Edward Vick, founder of the EVS Company, one of Europe's leading translation companies, which has recently opened an office in Bulgaria.

He has established the Vick Foundation in 2004, which inaugurated the prize "Bulgarian Novel of the Year
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