Valentina Boyadjieva was born in Sofia. She studied Turkic languages and literatures at the University of Sofia and was a journalist at the Bulgarian national broadcaster. Since many years, she has been an active proponent of the translators’ interests in Bulgaria and internationally. Valentina Boyadjieva teaches at the university of Sofia and at the Academy of Fine Arts. She is also an editor at the Panorama plus publishing house. She has translated more than 100 titles, among others stage plays by M. Yurcenar, several books of the travel author Nicolas Bouvier, and many children’s books.