On 9 July, the 170th anniversary of Ivan Vazov, the Patriarch of Bulgarian literature, FULLCONTACT BOOKS AND PUBLISHING will publish an important volume: Ivan Vazov and His Family by Vera Vazova.
The author is niece of Ivan Vazov and daughter of his brother, distinguished General Georgi Vazov.
The Vazovs were a family that gave Bulgaria a lot, and their stories are now gathered between the covers of Ivan Vazov and His Family.
Vera Vazova is a fine author with an elegant style and the talent to bring the past back to life. She followed the family history generations back and used the archive of Ivan and Georgi's brother, war hero General Vladimir Vazov, to recreate the picture of the family birthplace Sopot and of the brothers' grandmother, who was herself a storyteller.
Ivan Vazov (front row, second from left) and his family
The result is a vivid, readable and personal account, that makes these giants of Bulgarian history and literature closer to the contemporary reader.
Author Vera Vazova was a music teacher by profession