Georgi Gospodinov (1968) is the most translated Bulgarian writer after 1989. His books are published in more than 25 languages. His recent novel, "The Physics of Sorrow" won European Angelus Award (2019) and the international Jan Michalski Prize (2016). The short animation "Physics of Sorrow" based on the novel (dir. Theodore Ushev) was widely awarded and Oscar shortlisted in 2020. "Blind Vaysha", a short animation (dir. Theo Ushev) based on Gospodinov's short story (from his book And Other Stories), made it to the Oscar Nominees in 2017. Gospodinov is author of scripts for short feature films, one of them "Omelette" (dir. Nadezhda Koseva) with an Honorable mention at The Sundance festival etc.