Nataliya DELEVA is a Bulgarian-born writer living in London. Her debut novel Four Minutes, originally published in Bulgaria as Невидими (Janet45 Publishing, 2017) and then in Germany as Übersehen (eta Verlag, 2018) is forthcoming in English from Open Letter Books (2021) and in Polish from Wydawnictwo EZOP (2021). It won the Best Debut Novel Award (Peroto Literary Awards 2018), Second Prize for Debut Prose (Southern Spring, 2018) and was shortlisted for Novel of the Year (13 Centuries Bulgaria, 2018). She also won third prize at two Bulgarian national poetry competitions: Binio Ivanov (2018) and Slavejkov’s Award (2018).
Deleva’s short fiction, novel excerpts, essays, book reviews and interviews appeared in literary journals and anthologies, such as Words Without Borders, Fence, Asymptote, Empty Mirror, Exchanges Literary Journal, Project Plume, the European First Novelist Festival anthology (Hungary, 2019), and the anthologies Colour, Stories From the 90s (ICU Publishing, 2019) and Granta Bulgaria.
Her second novel, written in English, explores the ripple effects of childhood trauma and is forthcoming in the UK from The Indigo Press (2022).