Posts Tagged: East of the West

The Rumpus Interview with Miroslav Penkov


Miroslav Penkov discusses his debut novel, Stork Mountain, Balkan history, and the difficulties and rewards of being a bilingual writer. ...more

The Importance of Bulgarian Fiction


Bulgarian fiction is making waves. Miroslav Penkov moved to the US for college, whereupon he became further interested in illuminating the stories of his country, which was the impetus for writing East of the West.

Stories of the homeland are essential to historical preservation, especially in contemporary Bulgaria where one in eight people live abroad.