Philip Danchev

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Gender Male
Industry Arts
Occupation Writer
Location Sofia, Bulgaria
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Introduction Graduated in French literature from the University of Sofia and working for two decades as translator and journalist, I always wrote albeit sporadically, but I truly found this passion relatively late, at age of thirty-five, when I began my first attempts with short stories. At first I wrote for my own pleasure but at the same time I understood the difficulty of the craft and the need to improve my skills. So I enrolled consecutively in four online courses in creative writing at “Barnes & Noble”. Gradually I realized that my passion turned imperceptibly in a vocation I was taking seriously. Two years later I had written more than forty short stories experimenting in different genres. In the meantime I met other writers, one of them being Iva Kassabova and together we created in collaboration the novel “Let Be Adventure”. The novel was published in 2013 and now, continuing to write short stories, I’m finishing my second novel and I’m working on the idea of a third. Being Bulgarian, I write in my native language but hope to manage to translate them in English. I hope you will spend pleasant moments with them. Philip Danchev
Interests Relationships, literature, writing, books, publishing, psychology, philosophy, mythology, myths, legends, ancient civilizations, Ancient Rome, bogomiles, cathares, miniature train models, miniature railway layouts
Favorite Movies Seven Years in Tibet, Finding Forrester, Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon, Scent of a Woman, Rome, Moulin Rouge, Devil's Advocate, The Scarlet Letter, Le professionnel (The Professional), Le samouraï (The Samurai), L'année sainte (Holy Year)
Favorite Music Nearly every style according to the mood.
Favorite Books The Little Prince, Foucault's Pendulum, The Name of the Rose, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Seneca's Dialogues, Epistulae morales ad Lucilium, The Stranger, Week-end at Zuydcoote, The Great Gatsby, Julian, Live From Golgotha, Creation, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, Siddhartha, A Farewell to Arms, Le matrimoine (The Matrimony), Madame Ex, The Accursed Kings