We’re excited to share more good news about another One Story author, Miroslav Penkov (Issue #148: “A Picture With Yuki”)! Penkov’s debut collection of stories, East of the West: A Country in Stories, is a creation inspired by the eighteen years he spent growing up in Bulgaria (as well as the distinctive wit that grew up with him).
East of the West has already received great reviews that highlight Penkov’s notable sense of humor and his unforgettable characters. His devotion to the history, pain and exile of these characters helps lay the groundwork for intense but comical stories. The powerful plot turns and dramatic setting found in “A Picture With Yuki” are consistent throughout East of the West, assuring an intriguing read.
I encourage you to learn more by reading Penkov’s interview with himself (Parts One & Two) on his entertaining blog, in which he tackles the question of “Why do you write?” as well as why interviewing oneself should never be socially acceptable. Example:
Interviewer (a.k.a Miroslav Penkov): “Why read when you can write your own?”
Interviewee (a.k.a. Miroslav Penkov): “This might be the stupidest thing you’ve said so far.”
Go here to learn more or to purchase East of the West.