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Tzveta Sofronieva

Tzveta Sofronieva was born in Sofia, Bulgaria in 1963 and has lived in Berlin since 1992. She writes short stories, essays and poetry in both her mother tongue (Bulgarian) and her adopted language (German). Sofronieva’s most recent volume, Eine Hand voll Wasser (2008), is her first full-length collection of poetry in German. In 2009 Sofronieva was awarded the Adelbert-von-Chamisso-F√∂rderpreis. She has been appointed 2010 writer-in-residence at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin. (2010)

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Winter 2010 (Issue 05), Un-lost in translation