Pankhuri Sinha (India)
poet and translator-in-residence
Pankhuri Sinha is a bilingual poet, story writer and translator from India. She has studied in Delhi University, Symbiosis Pune, SUNY Buffalo, and  the University of Calgary, Canada. She has worked in various positions as a journalist, lecturer and a content editor. 

She has two poetry collections published in English, two story collections published in Hindi, five poetry collections published in Hindi, and many more are lined up. She has been published in many journals, anthologies, home and abroad. She has won many prestigious, national and international awards, among which the Girija Kumar Mathur Award, Chitra Kumar Shailesh Matiyani Award, Seemapuri Times Rajeev Gandhi Excellence Award, First prize for poetry by Rajasthan Patrika, awards in Chekhov festival in Yalta and in Premio Besio Poetry competition in Italy, Sahitto award in Bangladesh, and Premio Galateo in Italy for poetry in mother tongue. Her works has been translated in over twenty seven languages.

Residency goals
During her residency stay in Sofia Pankhuri will be translating poetry works by Ivan Hristov and Petar Chuhov.