Liudmila Mindova was born in 1974 in Ruse, Bulgaria. She studied Slavic philology and did her PhD in 2006. She is currently a scientific co-worker of the Institute for Balkan Studies & Centre of Tracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Liudmila Mindova is the author of a poetry book (Blus po nikoe vreme, published by Ciela, Sofia in 2010) and a monograph on the Croatian Baroque poet Ivan Gundulić. In addition she has translated many books from Serbian, Croatian and Slovenian, including works by Danilo Kiš, Dubravka Ugrešić, Josip Osti etc.