Workshop and Meeting with the Novelist Marcus Sedgwick from the UK 

Workshop on 9 October

Join bestselling novelist Marcus Sedgwick in Plovdiv at a workshop organised by the British Council in Bulgaria.
The author will share insights on character development and give advice on how to write convincing stories of your own. The emphasis of the event will be around confidence-building and having a voice, telling your own story.

Wednesday, 9 October 2019, 14.00-15.30

Ivan Vazov National Library at 17 Avksentii Veleshki Str.

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Free entrance. Book your seat by emailing Age: 14 – 18. The event will be held in English and translation in Bulgarian will be provided.

Meeting on 10 October

Meet bestselling novelist Marcus Sedgwick in a conversation with the Bulgarian writer Bogdan Rousev at an evening event organised by British Council and Next Page Foundation.

Join him on 10 of October in Plovdiv, where he will talk about inspiration, literature and the mysterious world of gothic fiction, based on his own novels White Crow, and one of his new books Saint Death.

Thursday, 10 October 2019, 18:00 to 19:30

Union of Scientists in Bulgaria – Plovdiv at 6 Mitropolit Paisii Str.

Free entrance, book your seat by email:
The event will be held in English and translation in Bulgarian will be provided.


About the author

Marcus Sedgwick was born and raised in East Kent in the south-east of England. He now lives in the French Alps.
He has been awarded many prizes, most notably the 2014 Michael L. Printz Award for his novel Midwinterblood. Marcus has also received two Printz Honors, for Revolver in 2011 and The Ghosts of Heaven in 2016, giving him the most citations to date for America’s most prestigious book prize for writing for young adults.

Other notable award winning books of his include Floodland, Marcus’ first novel, which won the Branford-Boase Award in 2001, a prize for the best debut novel for children published in the UK each year; My Swordhand is Singing, which won the Booktrust Teenage Prize for 2007, and Lunatics and Luck, part of The Raven Mysteries series, which won a Blue Peter Book Award in 2011.His books have been shortlisted for over forty other awards, including the Carnegie Medal (seven times), the Edgar Allan Poe Award (twice) and the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize (four times). He has been nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award four times: in 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019.

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Bogdan Rusev is the author of several short story collections, two books for young readers and the novels Come to Me (2007), The House (2008), The Tourist (2010) and The Room (2014).
His short stories have been published in Granta magazine, the volume Twenty Contemporary Bulgarian Storytellers and a number of high-end Bulgarian press publications. He is also a translator of British and American fiction. The list of authors
whose works he has translated in Bulgarian includes both classical and modern authors such as F.S.Fitzgerald, Charles Bukowski, Hunter S. Thompson, Bret Easton Ellis, Tom Robbins, John Grisham, Robert Parker, China Mieville and David Benioff.
Bogdan Rusev can be reached at

The project is a British Council Bulgaria production in partnership with the Next Page Foundation.



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