Emanuil A. Vidinski (born June, 1978 in Vidin, Bulgaria) is a Bulgarian writer, poet, journalist and musician. He has published his works in several Bulgarian newspapers (Culture, Literary Newspaper, Capital Light), magazines, and literature web portals (liternet.bg, slovo.bg, grosnipelikani.net). He cofounded the humanistic seminar “Angle” (2003-2004).
Emanuil A. Vidinski has published the collection of short stories Cartographies of Escape (2005) which was among the six shortlisted books for the “Elias Canetti Award” (2005) and the novel Places to Breathe (2008). He won the “Rashko Sugarev Award” in 2004 for his short story “4th of October” and the second prize (first was not given) in the short-story award “Balkani” (Balkans) in 2009 for “Egon and the silence”.
During 2005 – 2006 he wrote a music column entitled “Musaic” for the Literary Newspaper. In 2004 he and poets Petar Tchouchov and Ivan Christoff established the ethno-rock poetry band Gologan. Vidinski was the editor for the “World Novels” series at Altera Publ. (2007-2009) which included novels by Philip Roth, Milorad Pavic, Don DeLillo, John Banville, Olga Tokarczuk and others. He has translated poems from Paul Celan and Gottfired Benn into Bulgarian. Since 2008 he has been working for the Bulgarian desk at Deutsche Welle.
His next book is to be published in 2010.
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