The six nominees for the 2021 National Literary Prize for Novel of the Year have been selected

In 2021, NEF ‘13 Centuries of Bulgaria’ will award the ‘13 Centuries of Bulgaria’ National Literary Prize for Bulgarian Novel of the Year for the tenth time.


On 19 April 2021, the jury nominated six out of 33 participants in the competition:


  • ‘Time Shelter’, author Georgi Gospodinov, published by Janet-45;
  • ‘Pigeonland’, author Stefan Kospartov, published by Ciela;
  • ‘The Place Yantara’, author Kerana Angelova, published by Faber;
  • ‘Greetings from Hades’, author Yanitsa Radeva, published by Janet-45;
  • ‘The Residence’, author Georgi Tenev, published by Colibri;
  • ‘Shadow’, author Vasil Panayotov, published by Ciela;


On 11 May 2021, the new prize winner will be chosen. The award ceremony will be held at the Peroto Literature Club, National Palace of Culture