Emil Andreev

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Author of the biggest Bulgarian bestselling novel "Glass River" that won numerous awards. He is a professor, editor and lector at the Faculty of Theology, Sofia University.

Myrto Azina Chronidi

Experienced writer and medical doctor who published her first book when she was just 15 years old. Critics lauded her modern and unconventional writing style. Winner of the European Union Prize for Literature for 2010.

Tõnu Õnnepalu

One of the most famous and esteemed Estonian authors, Õnnepalu published most of his opus under two pseudonyms, Emil Tode and Anton Nigov. In 2006, he was elected as the best Estonian author since Estonia’s independence.

Monika Kompaníková

As one of the most important contemporary Slovak authors, Kompaníková has been an active writer since 2001 when she started publishing stories in Slovak almanacs and magazines. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava in 2004.


An Icelandic literary star who published seven novels and nine collections of poetry that have been translated into 35 languages. He is the author of numerous texts for Icelandic singer Björk including the Academy Award nominated song from Lars von Trier’s "Dancer in the Dark".

Christos Ikonomou

One of the most esteemed contemporary authors of the younger Greek generation. His second collection "Something Will Happen, You’ll See" won the prestigious Greek national award for the best book of the year in 2011 and has become one of the most popular Greek books in the world over the past few years.

Riikka Pulkkinen

An extremely successful young Finnish author who has already published two bestsellers. Critics across the world especially praised her psychologically precise and poetic style, deep characterization and detachment from melodrama.

Dimitri Verhulst

Certainly one of the most important contemporary Flemish authors, whose work has been translated into more than 20 languages. His writing style is characterized by emphasized sarcasm, humor, but also empathy.