Nikola Chalakov

Born in Sofia, Bulgaria, in 1981.


Graduated from New Bulgarian University – English and French Philology; Master of Arts in American and British Studies. Master of Sciences in National Security from the Academy of the Ministry of Interior of Bulgaria.


Author of fantasy novels and short stories.

His book Rozara’s Trial was published in Bulgarian in 2019 by Paradox Publishing House

The novel made its debut on the International Book Fair in Sofia, Bulgaria. 

Sofia Book Fair 2019

His first fantasy novel The Iron Scepter was published in 2000.

In 2021, his short story A Magical Gift received a nomination in the “Albena 2021” national literary competition.

Author and compiler of articles for the encyclopedia Characters of World Literature (2008, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Trud Publishing House).

Translator in English and French. Participated in the translation of various editions of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences: World Heritage of Bulgaria, Bulgarian Calendar Holidays and Observances, 150 years Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

Renowned Bulgarian author Zdravka Evtimova describes him as a promising young writer.

"There is a number of very good books that aren’t getting the attention they deserve in Bulgaria – Rozara’s Trial, a fantasy of the young author Nikola Chalakov... Extremely interesting books. In other words, the directions in which modern Bulgarian literature is developing, are strong. I want to invite Bulgarians to familiarize themselves with these books."

- Zdravka Evtimova

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