"Pulp fiction by a historian of ideas."Literary Weekly (Sofia)
"...stalking its genre with the meticulousness of an assassin, while simultaneously parodying it. A novel that unfolds over a single night, in a single breathand also reads that way...a black-and-white cinematographic vision of early-1960s Sofia by Night."Georgi Gospodinov, author of Natural Novel
About the Author
Zift, Vladislav Todorov's debut novel, was a finalist for the 2007 Vick Prize as Bulgarian Novel of the Year and a nominee for the Elias Canetti National Literary Prize. Todorov also wrote the screenplay for the 2008 film version of Zift. Variety hailed the movie as "an instant midnight fest fave." Todorov teaches film and literature at the University of Pennsylvania.