Svetlozar Igov – Bulgarian scientist, literary critic and historian, essayist, poet, fiction writer and translator – has died, his family informed BTA.
Svetlozar Igov was born on January 30, 1945 in the village of Raduil, Sofia region. He is a teacher at the University of Sofia and the University of Plovdiv, professor. He is the author of books with monographic literary studies, studies, articles, essays.
He graduated in Slavic philology at the Sofia State University in 1966. He specialized in Slavic literatures in Belgrade and Zagreb (1967-1968). He was a teacher at the Sofia University (1967-1969) and at the Paisii Hilendarski University of Plovdiv (from 1978). He was an editor in the newspaper “Literature Front” (1969-1970), the magazine “Savremennik” (1972-1977), the editor-in-chief of the magazine “Language and Literature” (1994-2005). He worked at the Institute of Art Studies at the BAS (1976-1978). Researcher and senior research associate (1978, 1988) at the Institute of Literature at the BAS. In 1978, he defended his doctoral thesis on “Ivo Andrić – creative development and artistic structure”.
He is the creator of the “Oak of Pencho” award. He is the chairman of the jury of the national award for poetry named after Ivan Nikolov for 2019.
Svetlozar Igov began publishing in periodicals in 1960. His interests lie in the history and criticism of Bulgarian literature, the poetics of the novel, general and comparative literary studies, Slavic literatures, theory and criticism of translation. Knows, researches and popularizes classical and modern philosophical and literary thought. Actively engaged in operational criticism. It also appears in the field of fiction: poetry, prose, fragments, aphorisms, essays, plays. He also has credits as a translator and author of anthologies.