— Translated from the Bulgarian by Olga Nikolova Something did happen once, however. Or, to put it differently, something went out of control once. Because of his calmness, Boris could often join a small group of classmates walking together part of the way back from school. Since he could accommodate both their conversation and his… [Read More]
Albena Stambolova's 2002 debut novel, Everything Happens As It Does, was translated from the Bulgarian by Olga Nikolova and published by Open Letter in 2013. She has also published the novels Hop-Hop the Stars (2003) and Adventure for the Time to Pass (2007), as well as the story collection Three Dots and a psychoanalytic study on Marguerite Duras, Malaise in Death (2004). She earned her MA in psychology from University of Paris VII Jussieu and lives in Bulgaria, where she works as a psychotherapist and consultant. The excerpt “Ghosts” appears here courtesy of Open Letter.