Miroslav Penkov

Miroslav Penkov was born in 1982 and raised in Bulgaria. In 2001, he moved to America to study for a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Arkansas. His stories have appeared, among other places, in The Southern Review, The Sunday Times, The Best American Short Stories 2008 (edited by Salman Rushdie) and the PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2012. He is the author of East of the West: A Country in Stories (2011), the title story of which appears in this collection. He is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at the University of North Texas and is currently a fiction editor for American Literary Review.

Anthologies featuring Miroslav Penkov

The BBC International Short Story Award 2012

In honour of the 2012 Olympics, this edition opened its doors to international short story submissions from all over the world, thus becoming the first BBC International Short Story Award.