Stanka Pencheva

Stanka Pencheva (Bulgarian: Станка Пенчева; July 9, 1929 – May 2014) was a Bulgarian writer.[1]

She was born in Sliven and was educated there, going on to study Russian philology at Sofia University. She was an editor for Radio Sofia, for the Narodna Mladezh magazine and for the Septemvri magazine. Pencheva has been a correspondent for the newspaper Narodna Kultura [bg].[2]

Her poems have been translated into English, French, Spanish, German, Russian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Romanian, Italian and Hindi.[2]

Selected works[2]Edit

  • Пълнолетие (Coming of age) (1952)
  • Опъната струна (Stretched cord) (1957)
  • Кладенец на птиците (Well of birds) (1960)
  • „Вселена (Universe) (1964)
  • Земя на огньовете (Land of fires) (1965)
  • Горчива билка (Bitter herb) (1966)
  • Ябълковата градина (Apple orchard) (1967)
  • Есенно сияние (Autumn lights) (1968)
  • Пясъчна лилия (Sand lily) (1972)
  • Планета за двама (Planet for two) (1977)
  • Избрана лирика (Selected lyrics) (1979)
  • Недовършен свят (Unfinished world) (1982)
  • Разкопки (Excavations) (1984)

Awards and recognitionEdit

Pencheva's awards include:

In 2012 the annual national literary competition "Stanka Pencheva" was established.[3]


  1. ^ "Почина поетесата Станка Пенчева" (in Bulgarian). Mediapool. May 27, 2014.
  2. ^ a b c Wilson, Katharina M (1991). An Encyclopedia of Continental Women Writers. Vol. Volume 1. pp. 979–80. ISBN 0824085477. {{cite book}}: |volume= has extra text (help)
  3. ^ Стартира национален литературен конкурс „Станка Пенчева”