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Elena Alexieva
“The Fun Fair”

“The Fun Fair” was originally published in Elena Alexieva’s Bulgarian story collection, WHO, and later appeared in this English translation in Hayden’s Ferry Review. Alexieva is the author of 11 poetry and fiction books, among them three short story collections, including PETS SYNIDICATED, as well as the novels KNIGHT, DEVIL AND DEATH, and THE NOBEL LAUREATE.


Her works have appeared in periodical publications and anthologies in English, French, Polish, Spanish, etc. She is also the author of numerous plays, some of them produced at the Bulgarian National Theatre and published in two volumes, ANGEL FIRE (2014) and VICTEMS OF LOVE (2015). She is the winner of the Helikon Prize for modern Bulgarian fiction, the Askeer and Ikar national awards for modern Bulgarian drama, and the Award of the Society of Independent Theatre Critics in Bulgaria.


Elena Alexieva lives and works in Sofia as a freelance interpreter and writer.

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