Teodora Tzankova is an Assistant Professor at the Institute for Literature within Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and has been a part-time Lecturer at the St Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia since 2004. She has a BA in Spanish Philology (2003), a MA from the Translator-Editor with Spanish programme (2005) and another MA in Literary Studies (2007) at the St Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia. She holds a PhD from the University of Sofia for her dissertation on The Portrait in Literary Modernism (Oscar Wilde, James Joyce, and José Martínez Ruiz – Azorín).
Teodora Tzankova translates fiction and non-fiction in the humanities from the Spanish language. Among her translations are: The Book of Imaginary Beings by Jorge Luis Borges (First Award in the Competition on the occasion of the 120 anniversary of Sofia University), Boxwood by Camilo José Cela, Bartleby & Co. by Enrique Vila-Matas, The Man of Feeling and The Infatuations by Javier Marías.
Since 2013 she has been Chair of Section Literary Translation at Bulgarian Translators’ Union and permanent representative of the Union to CEATL (European Council of Literary Translators’ Associations).
Her interests are in the spheres of Comparative Literature and Literary Translation.