The 12 best authors have been recognised for their work
Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Tibor Navracsics presented this year’s EU Prize for Literature at a ceremony held in Brussels on 23 May. The event was also attended by Vice-President of the European Parliament Dimitris Papadimoulis. Ina Vultchanova from Bulgaria is among the 12 winners of the award. Recognised for her novel The Crack-Up Island, Vultchanova is the first Bulgarian female author to have received the accolade and the third Bulgarian writer overall.
Singers are born with these voices, one cannot teach them to sound like that
Neyka Krasteva
Enthusiastically as ever. We have had at least 10 tours there and the audience has always called for encores and delighted in our performance. And I am not only talking about the Bulgarians who live there and are a constant presence at our concerts but the Americans too.
 
The installation by Lorenzo Quinn draws attention to the duality of human nature with its creative and destructive potential
Venice has been caught in the grip of massive hands. The unique artwork is Italian artist and sculptor Lorenzo Quinn’s means of artistic protest.
 
From cloister to hotel and back
Nestled in the western Rhodope Mountains, in a picturesque area covered with centuries-old oak and beech-trees, the Gornovodenski Monastery “St. Kirik and Julita”, among the Bulgarian cloisters with most turbulent history over the past few centuries, is situated some 6km outside of the town of Asenovgrad.
Met to hold largest Michelangelo exhibit
With an exhibition called Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer, the Metropolitan Museum in New York will display over 150 of the artist’s drawings, three marble sculptures, architectural designs and other early works.
May the force be with you
In 1977 no one knew about lightsabers or copper bikini and definitely no one approached strangers with “May the force be with you.”
Stone: My film about Putin is a call to the world
The Putin Interviews, a documentary about Russian President Vladimir Putin, is a call to the world that is about to hit the silver screen in the heart of the Second Cold War, TASS cites the film’s creator, US director Oliver Stone, as saying.
50 premieres at Spring Book Bazaar
The Spring Book Bazaar, Bulgaria’s largest spring book fair was launched on 23 May, the eve of the Day of Bulgarian Education and Culture and Slavonic Script.
Willem Dafoe set to play Van Gogh in new picture
Hollywood star Willem Dafoe is set to play artist Vincent van Gogh in a new biopic about the tortured genius.
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