Giorgia Spadoni (Italy)
Giorgia Spadoni is a translator, editor and teacher from Jesi, Italy. She has a degree in Linguistic Mediation with French, Russian and Bulgarian language and a Мaster’s degree in International Relations from Bologna University. She specializes in translation between Italian and Bulgarian at Sofia University 'St. Kliment Ohridski' and works at the Italian Cultural Institute in Sofia.

She has won the first prize in literary translation 'Leonardo Pampuri', awarded by the 'Bulgaria-Italia' Аssociation and Bologna University (2018). She has translated the Italian issues of the weekly 'Literaturen vestnik' dedicated to Gianni Rodari (2020) and Dante Alighieri (2021). She contributes to various Italian websites: Est/ranei, East Journal, Meridiano 13, focused on current events, history and culture from Eastern Europe, writing mainly articles about Bulgaria, book and film reviews and translating excerpts by Bulgarian authors such as Georgi Gospodinov, Kapka Kassabova, Georgi Markov and Nikolaj Atanasov.

Residency goals
During her stay at Sofia Literature and Translation House Giorgia will be working on the Italian translation of the short stories collection 'Circus Bulgaria' by Deyan Enev, which will be published in Italy in 2023.

Residency materials

   Dejan Enev: Circo Bulgaria, Bottega Errante Edizioni, Udine 2023

    The short story collection was translated to Italian by Giorgia Spadoni during her
    residency stay at the Sofia Literature and Translation House. The forwоrd of the Italian
    edition of the book was written by Kapka Kassabova.

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