Elias Maglinis was born in Kinshasha, Congo, in 1970. He studied English Literature and Media Theory in England and Scotland. He lives in Athens and works as a journalist for the newspaper Kathimerni. He has published two novels: Body against body (2005) and The Interrogation (2008). He has travelled extensively and is the recipient of a US German-Marshal award. Maglinis has translated works by Ernest Hemingway, Philip Roth, Elia Kazan,Terry Eagleton, Mark O’Sullivan and Pat Barker. His work in included in several Greek anthologies. Read Elias's work in Greek here.
'I like to use the languages of the various arts – literature, music, theatre...I think that is the spirit of the modern global era.'- poet Ivan Hristov spoke to SJ Fowler of 3AM magazine about the evolution of the contemporary Bulgarian poetry scene.
Cosmin Borza discusses the work of Romania's 'Generation 2000' poets, including Radu Vancu and Claudiu Komartin in an essay at Asymptote.
At the Sofia Poetics festival, which was organised by Word Express participant Ivan Hristov, Scottish based poet Ryan Van Winkle caught up with fellow festival guests SJ Fowler and Tomasz Rózycki. To hear Fowler and Rózycki discussing their work and reading some of their poetry, listen to the Scottish Poetry Library podcast here.