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Writer, born in Plovdiv, has a great success in Germany and Austria

Writer, born in Plovdiv, has a great success in Germany and Austria

5/30/2006 6:00:22 PM

Born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, in 1968, Dimitre Dinev received his high school education at the Bertolt Brecht High School of German Language in Plovdiv.

His first works in Bulgarian, Russian, and German were published from 1986 on. After his military service, he left Bulgaria for Austria, where he began studies in Philosophy und Russian Philology. Since 1992 Dinev has also written film scripts, translations, and theatre. His volume of short stories, Die Inschrift, was published in 1991.

He has received a number of awards for his most recent novel, Engelszungen, published in 2003, including the Literaturförderpreis des Kulturkreises der deutschen Wirtschaft, the Adalbert von Chamisso Prize, and the Buchpreis der Arbeiterkammer Oberösterreich.

Dimitré Dinev lives as a freelance writer in Vienna.

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