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Miroslav Penkov

Miroslav Penkov
Bart Michiels

Miroslav Penkov was born in 1982 in Bulgaria. He arrived in America in 2001 and completed a bachelor’s degree in psychology and an M.F.A. in creative writing at the University of Arkansas. He has won the Eudora Welty Prize in Fiction, and his story “Buying Lenin” was published in The Best American Short Stories 2008, edited by Salman Rushdie. He teaches creative writing at the University of North Texas, where he is a fiction editor for the American Literary Review. He is the author of East of the West.

Stork Mountain

Miroslav Penkov
Picador
Picador

Longlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize

In Stork Mountain, a young Bulgarian immigrant returns to the country of his birth in...

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East of the West

Miroslav Penkov
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A grandson tries to buy the corpse of Lenin on eBay for his Communist grandfather. A failed wunderkind steals a golden cross from an Orthodox church. A boy meets his cousin (the love of his life)...

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