ANI ILKOV was born in 1957 in Ruzhintzi, district of Vidin. He is the author of seven books of poetry, and a monography on the life and works of Constantin Pavlov. Ilkov used to be an editor of Literaturen Vestnik, and an editor-in-chief of Bulgarski mesechnik. He has been also a columnist for Sedem weekly.
Ilkov teaches Bulgarian Literature, and Creative Writing at the Univesity of Sofia.