Zachary Karabashliev is a Bulgarian born author, now living in the U.S.
His debut novel, 18% Gray, (Ciela Publishers, 2008) published in Bulgaria in his native language is a bestselling title with 5 editions. It has been chosen by anonymous vote to be among the 100 most loved books of all time in the BBC campaign "The Big Read."
18% Gray won the prestigious Bulgarian Novel of the Year Award given by Edward Vick Foundation, also Flower of the Readers Award of the largest bookstore chain in Bulgaria, Helicon. It was a finalist for the renowned literary biennial Elias Canetti Award.
The second book of Zachary Karabashliev Brief History of the Airplane (a short story collection) won the Book of the Year 2009 Award of Helikon.
His play Sunday Evening won the most respected theatre award in Bulgaria – ASKEER 2009.
He writes short stories and essays for lifestyle magazines, literary journals and newspapers.
He resides in San Diego, California with his wife and daughter.