Kristin Dimitrova is a poet, writer, and translator born in 1963 in Sofia, Bulgaria. Her novel, Sabazius (2007), was awarded the national Hristo G. Danov prize, was shortlisted for the Canetti prize, and has been translated into Spanish, German, Russian, and Romanian. Dimitrova has published two collections of short stories: Love and Death under the Crooked Pear Trees (2004) and The Secret Way of the Ink (2010). Her books of poetry include Jacob’s Thirteenth Child (1992), A Face Under the Ice (1997), Closed Figures (1998), Faces with Twisted Tongues (1998), Talisman Repairs (2001), The People with the Lanterns (2003), The Cardplayer’s Morning (2008, translated into Czech), and The Garden of Expectations and the Opposite Door (2012). Two selections of her poems have been published in English: A Visit to the Clockmaker (2005, Ireland) and My Life in Squares (2010, UK). Dimitrova is a winner of five awards for poetry, three for fiction and two for poetry translation (John Donne and Lewis Carroll). Poems, short stories, and essays by Kristin Dimitrova have been translated into 27 languages in all and published in 35 countries.