Born on 5th April 1941 in Sofia. Graduated in English language and literature at Sofia University, 1966. Since 1995 he has worked as Professor of English literature at Sofia University. He has taught Bulgarian language, literature and culture at many universities all over the world. He is Founding member and Vice President of the Association of Bulgarian Writers, the Union of Translators in Bulgaria, the Bulgarian PEN Center and Founding President of the Three Seas Writers’ and Translators’ Council. He has published nine books of poetry, the first of which, Tretata ruka (The Third Hand), published in 1974, and the latest, Otrazheniya (Reflections), in 2011. He has also published four books of essayistic prose, two quasi-travelogues and two dozen books of literary translations from English into Bulgarian, including Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, John Milton’s Paradise Lost, William Shakespeare’s Great Tragedies, Dylan Thomas, Ted Hughes, and others.