The Common Foundation – 2017 Author Postcard Auction
Auction Ends: Dec 10, 2017 09:00 PM EST


Personalized Postcard from Miroslav Penkov

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$40 USD

Item Description

Receive a handwritten note from this Eudora Welty Prize-winning short story writer and author of East of West.

Miroslav Penkov was born in 1982 in Gabrovo, Bulgaria, and moved to America in 2001. His stories have won the BBC International Short Story Award 2012 and The Southern Review?s Eudora Welty Prize and have appeared in A Public Space, Granta, One Story, Orion, The Sunday Times, The Best American Short Stories 2008, The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2012, and The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2013. 

East of the West, Penkov's first book, was a finalist for the 2012 William Saroyan International Prize for Writing and the Steven Turner Award for First Fiction by the Texas Institute of Letters. In Bulgaria, his own translation of the stories was published by Ciela and became the #1 best-selling Bulgarian book of 2012. In 2014-15, Miroslav was mentored by Michael Ondaatje as part of the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative. He is an Associate Professor of Creative Writing at the University of North Texas and Fiction Editor of The American Literary Review.

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