IVAN LANDZHEV (1986) is a Bulgarian poet and writer. He holds a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Sofia (2009) and he is currently preparing his thesis for a M.A. in Arts and Modernity (20-21st c.) at the same university.
He was the winner of the National Poetry Competition Vesselin Hanchev in 2009. In 2010 his first book of poetry Blame It on Bobby Fischer was one of the six nominated books for the Ivan Nikolov National Poetry Award - the most renowned award for poetry in Bulgaria.
His poems, essays and short stories are published in numerous Bulgarian literary journals, lifestyle magazines, and newspapers. He works as a screenwriter for television. Ivan is a skilled chess player and even though he quitted tournament chess years ago, he still enjoys the game. His blog is: http://landzhev.blogspot.com/.