Svet DiNahum was born in 1970 in Sofia, Bulgaria. His book Escape from Crimea is published in Bulgaria (2019), Ukraine (2020), and in the USA (2020) by Cervena Barva Press. He is attacked in Bulgaria for his book Escape from Crimea, threatened, expelled from the editorial board of The Word Today Newspaper, condemned by the pro-Kremlin Bulgarian Union of Writers and a lot of pro-Russian members of Bulgarian PEN Center, including the Honorary Chairman of PEN.
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Escape from Crimea in USA:
Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/Escape-Crimea-Svet-Dinahum/dp/1950063410
Cervena Barva Press (Publisher) – http://www.thelostbookshelf.com/fictionbooks.html#Escape%20from%20Crimea
Escape from Crimea in UK: https://www.waterstones.com/book/escape-from-crimea/svet-dinahum//9781950063413
Escape from Crimea Screenplay:
There is a full-length feature film screenplay Escape from Crimea. If interested, please contact the Author at: sdnahum(at)gmail.com
Interview USA Escape from Crimea: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haHIcv4I1wA
Radio Free Europe: https://www.rferl.org/a/pro-kremlin-writers-irked-by-bulgarian-author-s-escape-from-crimea-/30860357.html
Escape from Crimea in Ukraine: https://crimea.suspilne.media/en/news/818
Statement Ukrainian PEN: https://pen.org.ua/en/zvernennya-vykonavchoyi-rady-ukrayinskogo-pen-z-pryvodu-tysku-na-bolgarskogo-pysmennyka-svetoslava-nahuma/
Ukrainian Media: https://qha.com.ua/en/novosti-en/bulgarian-author-wrote-a-book-about-annexation-of-the-crimea-in-home-country-he-was-accused-of-russophobia/
Drunken Boat Magazine: http://d7.drunkenboat.com/db23/bulgaria/svet-di-nahum
HCE Magazine UK: https://hcemagazine.com/we-do-not-want-you-here-by-svet-dinahum/
Gloom Cupboard Journal: https://gloomcupboard.wordpress.com/2017/04/10/winter-issue-2017/#C10
Word and Worlds Magazine Vienna: https://www.wordsandworldsmagazine.com/archive-1/fall-issue-2018-herbst-ausgabe-2018/svet-di-nahum/
Interview New York: http://manuscripteditingsolutions.blogspot.com/2011/09/raptus-in-no-rap.html
Svet DiNahum was born in 1970 in Sofia, Bulgaria. He is a graduate of the Department of Philosophy at Southern Illinois University. Holds Ph. D. in Philosophy of Law/Theory of Justice. He has published short stories in numerous literary magazines in Bulgaria and throughout Europe; his work has been translated into English, German, Ukrainian, Hungarian, Romanian, Chinese, Serbian, Turkish, Spanish, and French. His fiction has appeared in US literary magazines such as Drunken Boat, Gloom Cupboard, Danse Macabre, and Audience, and in HCE Magazine in UK. Di-Nahum is the author of The Wolf’s Howl (Short Novel, 1994); The Unicorn in Captivity (Collection of Short Stories, 2007), RAPTUS (Novel, 2009) Nicola Against Nicola (Short Novel & Screenplay, 2012), The Doctrinaire (Novel, 2015), The Hangman and the Clown (Stage Play, 2017), and ESCAPE from CRIMEA (2019). RAPTUS was a nominee for the Elias Canetti National Literary Award and was subsequently published in the United States by Hammer & Anvil Books (Las Vegas, 2013). Winner of Essay Competition for World Noble Peace Prize Laureates 2013 in Warsaw (and Lech Walesa Foundation) with his essay Solidarity Restarted. Author of screenplays: Raptus (2010), The Second Life of Michael Jackson (2011), The Unicorn in Captivity (2012), Rays (2013), Escape from Crimea (2019). In 2012 wins BTV competition for sitcom episode (TV comedy series Home Arrest).
His book Escape from Crimea is published in Bulgaria (2019), Ukraine (2020), and in the USA (2020) by Cervena Barva Press. He is attacked in Bulgaria for his book Escape from Crimea, threatened, expelled from the editorial board of The Word Today Newspaper, condemned by the pro-Kremlin Bulgarian Union of Writers and a lot of pro-Russian members of Bulgarian PEN Center, including the Honorary Chairman of PEN. These pro-Kremlin groups publish in media a declaration against Escape from Crimea, also demanding to expel the Ukrainian Ambassador to Bulgaria for his public defense for the book; they send their declaration to the State Departments of Bulgaria and Ukraine. Ukrainian Ambassador strongly opposes these actions and sends an official statement to the Bulgarian Parliament. At the same time, Escape from Crimea is very well embraced in Ukraine, with major media coverage. Ukrainian PEN Club, Ukrainian Union of Writers, and many other organizations stand in defense of the book and send their public statements to media and to Bulgaria. So does the Latvian PEN Center. The author is awarded with the prestigious Ukrainian International Literary Prize “Panteleimon Kulish” for his book Escape from Crimea.
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