Eireene Nealand (USA)
writer and translator
Eireene Nealand lives in Half Moon Bay, California. Her stories, poems, and translations from Bulgarian, French and Russian have appeared in ZYZZYVA, The Chicago Quarterly, Drunken Boat, Poetry International, Index on Censorship, Catamaran, WHR, and The St. Petersburg Review, among other places. She has won multiple awards including Elizabeth Kostova and Ivan Klima fellowships in fiction. Her documentary book, The Nest (Nova Kultura, 2017), created with Megan Lueneburg during her 2014 Fulbright Fellowship, weaves together stories from a Bulgarian village festival designed to heal social traumas.

Her upcoming book, The Darkroom, is a translation (with Alta Ifland) of Marguerite Duras' screenplay, Le camion (Contra Mundum April 2021). 

Residency goals
During her stay at the translation house, Eireene will be working with two young female authors, Bistra Velichkova and Blagovesta Pugyova to translate their award-winning books from Bulgarian to English. She will also be looking for Bulgarian children's books of interest to American publishers. 
Eireene Nealand is a writer/translator-in-residence in Sofia as a Fulbright Specialist.

Public events
Photos from the workshop Thousands of Little Feathers: A workshop on translating Bulgarian poetry into English

Video from the event Face to face / Back to back:

Photos from the event Face to face / Back to back:

Residency materials
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09.07.2021 19:00
Back to back / Face to face A bilingual reading of Bulgarian writers and their English-language tra...
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03.07.2021 03:00
Online Reading from the Phren-Z Zoom Forward Series with Eireene Nealand, Bistra Velichkova, Auro...
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03.07.2021 20:30
Existentialism French film night: Marguerite Duras’ Le camion with translators’ discussi...
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11.06.2021 17:00 - 19:00
Thousands of Little Feathers A workshop on translating Bulgarian poetry into English with Eire...
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