Alek Popov

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Alek is the prize-winning author of widely translated novels and collections of short stories for which he has received numerous awards including the Elias Canetti Prize 2007, the Helikon Prize 2002, and the National Drama Award Ivan Radoev.

Born in Sofia in 1966, he is one of the most interesting writers of the current slavic literary scene. The encounter/clash between East and West, between European rich countries and the countries of the former Soviet bloc is one of the constant themes in his novels, always depicted with irony and acumen.

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Mission London: Trailer (Eng)

A rendezvous with Alek Popov

biblioteca tradizionale

Books

THE BLACK BOX

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Literary & General

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Rights sold: Bulgarian, English, German, Italian, Latvian, Polish, Serbian, Spanish, Turkish.

Elias Canetti Prize 2007 U.K. contemporary Bulgarian novel

 Contest of the Elizabeth Kostova Foundation Winner 2013 

From dog walker to millionaire, from millionaire to dropout: two brothers from Bulgaria seek their fortune in America and, in the end, find their father’s ashes.

THE PALAVEEVI SISTERS

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Literary & General

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Ciela

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Rights sold: Bulgarian, Spanish

Winner of the Helikon Award for the best fiction book of the year Winner of the Flower of Helikon Prize for best selling book of the year Winner of the Chudomir Award for satirical fiction Shortlisted for the Elias Canetti Prize Shortlisted for the Royal United Services Institute Duke of Westminster Medal for Military Literature Play by Alek Popov and Delyana Maneva production 

Attractive twins Kara and Jara join the fighters against fascism. Because of their middle-class origins, however, they are suspected of being traitors. On the run they are separated and only meet each other by chance years later, but Jara has switched sides ...
Popov disrespectfully mixes a cocktail of adventurous fights, destroyed utopias and tragicomic heroes, of tension, wit and absurdity, so that in the end no -ideological- stone is left standing.
A wild political satire about the heroic partisans of World War II that will delight fans of black humor.

THE PALAVEEVI SISTERS (II)

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Literary & General

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Ciela

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Kara and Yara are here again after the crushing end of the first part.
Kara falls into the hands of the Bulgarian military, but manages to escape, only to find herself in the middle of bombed Sofia and eventually fall into a huge mess.
Yara is rescued by Serbian partisans. She has lost her memory, takes the name Snezhana and falls in love with brave commander Panther. Crazy adventures follow.

MISSION: LONDON

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Literary & General

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Ciela

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Rights sold: Albanian, Croatian, English, Estonian, French, German, Greek,Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Macedonian, Polish, Serbian, Slovenian,Turkish

2010 comedy film directed by Dimitar Mitovski and starring Alan Ford, Lee Nicholas Harris and Ralph Brown. 

The new Bulgarian ambassador to London is determined to satisfy the whims of his bosses at all costs. Putting himself at the mercy of a shady PR-agency, he is promised direct access to the very highest social circles. Meanwhile, on the lower levels of the embassy, things are not as they should be. With criminal gangs operating in the kitchens, police on the trail of missing ducks from Richmond Park and a sexy Princess Diana impersonator employed as the cleaner, how is an ambassador supposed to do his job? Combining the themes of corruption, confusion, and outright incompetence, Popov masterly brings together the multiple plot lines in a sumptuous carnival of frenzy and futile vanity, allowing the illusions and delusions of the post-communist society to be reflected in their glorious absurdity!

FOR THE ADVANCED

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Literary & General

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Abagar

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Rights sold: German, Serbian

Great fun: These stories are dripping with black humor and profound wit.