Milena Emilova Popova

Work­ing lan­guages: Eng­lish

Field of work: English-language fic­tion and non-fiction in the human­it­ies

Short bio­graphy: Milena Pop­ova was born in Sofia and gradu­ated in Bul­gari­an Philo­logy from Sofia Uni­ver­sity. She has trans­lated nov­els, short stor­ies and plays, as well as texts on lit­er­at­ure stud­ies, polit­ics, philo­sophy, art, etc. Over the past 15 years, she has also worked as an edit­or of both fic­tion and non­fic­tion texts in trans­la­tion.

Selec­ted trans­la­tions:

  • Bron­islaw Malin­owski, A Sci­entif­ic The­ory of Cul­ture. The Func­tion­al The­ory, 2004
  • Car­ol Shields, The Stone Diar­ies, 2005
  • Dav­id Lodge, Home Truths, 2005
  • Tru­man Capote, А Tree of the Night and Oth­er Stor­ies, 2009
  • Jef­frey Eugen­ides, Middle­sex, 2009
  • Ruth Praw­er Jhab­vala, Heat and Dust, 2012
  • Dav­id Mameth, Theatre, 2014
  • Siri Hustvedt, Sum­mer Without Men, 2014
  • E. L. Doc­torow, Andrew’s Brain, 2016
  • Siri Hustvedt, The Blaz­ing World, 2017
  • Jef­frey Moore, The Extinc­tion Club, 2017


  • Winner of the spe­cial 2017 Krastan Dyankov Trans­la­tion Award.


  • milena_popova [at] abv​.bg