Ivan Hristov was born in 1978. He is the author of the poetry collections Farewell, Nineteenth Century (winner of the prize for best poetic debut from the National Southern Spring Competition 2002) and Bdin (winner of the national literary prize Svetlostruy 2006), as well as the academic monograph The Sagittarius Circle and the Idea of the Native (2010). He has participated in numerous international literary festivals, while his poetry has been translated and published in more than ten languages. Since 2010, he has been a member of the organizing committee for the international Sofia: Poetics festival. In 2013 his third poetry collection „American Poems” was published.