SHORTS: Madame T.

Tzveta Sofronieva
Photo: S.Varsano

Tzveta Sofronieva was born in Sofia in 1963. She studied physics and history of science and holds a doctorate in cultural studies.

Her most recent collection of poetry Perceptions was published by Zhanet 45, Plovdiv in 2006. Previous collections of poetry include Chicago Blues (English and Bulgarian) published by SPO, Sofia in 1992, Receiving Memory (Bulgarian) published by Prozoretz, Sofia in 1995 and Gefangen im Licht (German and Bulgarian) published by Biblion, Marburg in 1999. Her German language prose has appeared in the anthologies Feuer, Lebenslust! (Klett-Cotta, 2003) and Mein heimliches Auge 19 & 20 (Konkurs, 2004 & 2005). In 1988 Tzveta Sofronieva was awarded the poetry prize of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. She has been a writer-in-residence at the Akademie Schloss Solitude near Stuttgart (1996) and at the Villa Aurora in Los Angeles (2005). She is the founder of the 'Verbotene Worte' (Forbidden Words) network and editor of the 2005 anthology of the same name (Biblion, 2005).

Tzveta Sofronieva lives in Berlin and writes in Bulgarian, German and English. The story 'Madame T.', published in this edition of Transcript, was created in all three of these languages.

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