Stojan Valev was born and live in Bulgaria, Eastern Europe. He is specialist in Bulgarian language and literature. He graduated Paisii Hilendarski University in Plovdiv in 1982 and taught there 5 years as an assistant in Russian literature of XX century. He used to work as a journalist in radios, weekly papers and daily papers. He used to be chief editor of the weekly “Freedom”, the daily press “Maritza” and “Twenty-four-hour news maker”. He published his stories in the Collection of stories “A Murder on Christmas” and “A Murder of Love”, in the following editions “Paper for the Woman”, “Woman’s Kingdom”, “Review”, and “For the Woman”. In 1999 Hermes Publishing House published his first book “When God Was On Leave”. In 2000 two Bulgarian theatres put on scene his play for teenagers “An United Class”. His second book is “The Bulgarian Decameron”, in two volumes published in 2002 and 2003 by Golden Apple Publishing House. The two volumes include 30 stories about the love life of the Bulgarian in the past.
His screen script on his story “Unfaithfulness – one time and a half” won a competition of the Bulgarian National TV in November 2002. the film was ended in December 2003.
In 2003 Golden Apple Publishing House published a story collection of 40 stories named “Time for Infidelities”.
In November 2003 the American Long Story Short magazine is publishing his story “Bikini On The Chandelier” from the same story collection.
Some of his stories have been published in many issues in USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand, India, Italy, Poland and some are going to be published soon.
USA: Long Story Short, Readingdivas, The 13-th Warrior Review, Evolution magazine, Our Pipe Dreams, Thought Magazine, About Teens, A Jealous Mistress, Tintota, Nthposition, Donard Publishing /44/, ken*again, Double Dare Press, E-Blimey, WHISTLING SHADE, Spring 2004, Bohčme Magazine Online, writeThis.com
New Zealand: Southern Ocean Review
Poland: Wydawnictwo „e media”
Italy: OSSERVATORIO LETTERARIO
Canada: Writer's Cramp
Australia : Retort Magazine
“When God was on Leave”,
Publisher: “The Hermes”, Plovdiv, 1999yr - a novel about the drama of the Bulgarian village in the time of socialism and after 1989.
“The Bulgarian Dekameron. 1001 nights of love”, part one, 2002 yr., Pages: 192, Format: 210x145, Weight: 180grams(6 ounces).
The book is an assembly of love novels based on tales from the Bulgarian folklore. Stoyan Valev’s style of writing is amusing and intriguing; he tells the stories about our ancestor’s passions with a great sense of humor. The Bulgarians hold the first place in the art of love-the author says. The book contains novels like “The soul of the widow”, “Make the below pay!”, “How priest Zlatan helped a baby to be made”, “The witty wife of the barber”, etc.
The Bulgarian Dekameron. THE UNFAITHFUL WIFE OR THE WOMAN ALWAYS WINS WHEN IT COMES TO LOVE”, part 2. Author: Stoyan Valev, Publisher: “The Golden Apple”, Sofia, 2003yr, pages: 224, Format: 205x145
Weight: 180grams(6 ounces)
12 more novels about the Bulgarians’ endless passion to love. And one short story- “The unfaithful wife”, in which a man bets with his wife that she won’t be able to be unfaithful to him. He loses the bet shamefully, but he is more happy as well.
Now that the two books of “The Bulgarian Dekameron” are here, we Bulgarians now have our own encyclopedia of the art of love.