Book
Bulgarian

Ян Бибиян

Elin Pelin (author), Borislav Stoev (illustrator)
Target audience:
3-5 years and up
Extra subject
Bulgaarse collectie
Title
Ян Бибиян
Author
Elin Pelin 1877-1949
Illustrator
Borislav Stoev
Uniform title
Jan Bibijan
Language
Bulgarian
Publisher
Sofia: Zacharij Stojanov, 2009
115 p. : ill.
ISBN
9789540903095 (hardback)

About Elin Pelin

Elin Pelin (Bulgarian: Елин Пелин [ɛˈlin pɛˈlin]) (8 July 1877 – 3 December 1949), born Dimitar Ivanov Stoyanov (Bulgarian: Димитър Иванов Стоянов) is arguably considered Bulgaria’s best narrator of country life.

Biography

Born into a large family in the village of Bailovo near Sofia, he loved writing and reading from an early age. Studying to become a teacher, he taught for a year in 1895 in his native village. He was first published in 1901, and the respect it earned him in literary circles encouraged him to go to Sofia in 1903, where he worked as a librarian at the university library. It was during this period he took his now-famous pseudonym from the word pelin, which means wormwood in Bulgarian. He spent 1906-07 in France, perfecting his skills in the language. B…Read more on Wikipedia