Deyan Enev was born in Sofia, Bulgaria. He graduated from the University of Sofia, where he studied Bulgarian language and literature. He is married with two children. Among his various occupations are house-painter, hospital attendant, teacher, copywriter. As a journalist he has published over 2000 pieces, among them interviews, pieces of reporting, articles, essays, feuilletons, appearing in newspapers such as Maritza, Novinar, Express, Otechestven Front, Monitor, Sega, etc. Mr. Enev has published 12 short story collections so far. One of them – Everybody Standing on the Bow – was released in Austria (Deuticke) and UK (Portobello) under the title Circus Bulgaria. The English edition of this collection, translated by the Edinburgh residing Bulgarian writer Kapka Kasabova, was longlisted for the prestigious Frank O’Connor English language short story collection contest.