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Bulgari – Ina Vultchanova


Ina Vultchanova is a journalist, writer, producer, and translator from French and Russian. She has an MA in Bulgarian philology from the Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski.
Her professional career has been dedicated to the art of audio drama. She has worked as a long-time senior producer at the Drama Department of the Bulgarian National Radio and has produced numerous audio adaptations of works by world authors and Bulgarian writers. Audio productions of hers won the Croatian Grand Prix Marulich in 1998, the Second Prix Europa in Berlin in 1998 and the Eighth Muse Prize in Sofia in 2006. She is a free-lance writer and dialogist working at present on a new Bulgarian film project. Ina Vultchanova is member of the Union of Bulgarian Film Makers.


Movie poster The Sinking ofSozopol.

Her first novel, The Sinking of Sozopol was filmed in 2013 and in 2014 Vultchanova was awarded the National Golden Rose Prize for the film script; in 2015 the film won the Best Foreign Film award of the New York City International Film Festival and the Best Ensemble Cast award at the Milano Film Festival; in 2016 it received the Grand Prix of the Prague Independent Film Festival. Her third novel The Crack-up Island won the Razvitie Corporation Literary Contest for unpublished Bulgarian novels in 2016. In 2017 The Crack-up Island won the European Union prize for literature.

Book cover of The Crack-up Island


Writing Sample: The Crack-Up Island

Interview with Ina Vultchanova