Georgi Gospodinov was born in Yambol, Bulgaria, and his works have been translated to acclaim in 25 languages.

Gospodinov’s novels have been shortlisted for more than a dozen international prizes - including the PEN Literary Award for Translation, the Premio Gregor von Rezzori, the Bruecke Berlin Preis, and the Haus der Kulturen der Welt Literaturpreis - and have won the 2016 Jan Michalski Prize for Literature, the 2019 Angelus Literature Central Europe Prize and the 2021 Premio Strega Europe, among others.  

Georgi Gospodinov’s novel Time Shelter was longlisted for the International Booker Prize 2023, announced on March 14 2023.

A wide-ranging, thought-provoking, macabre and humorous novel about nationality, identity and ageing, and about the healing and destructive power of memory.

— The International Booker Prize 2023 panel of judges on 'Time Shelter'

All nominated books

Time Shelter