Blaga Dimitrova

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Birthday
2, 1922
Birthplace
Bulgaria
Death Date
May 2, 2003 (81)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
2, 1922
Birthplace
Bulgaria
Death Date
May 2, 2003 (81)

About

Poet, journalist, and politician who served as Bulgarian Vice President from 1992-1993. Her literary works include Because the Sea is Black and The Last Rock Eagle.

Before Fame

She studied at the University of Sofia. During the Vietnam War era, she worked as a war journalist.

Trivia

She failed to publish four books of poetry in the 1970s, likely because her work was regarded as condemnatory of her country's Communist government.

Family Life

The daughter of a lawyer and a teacher, she married Jordan Vasilev, a literary critic.

Associated With

She inspired John Updike's story "The Bulgarian Poetess."

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