Aksinia Mihaylova, born in 1963, is a poet, translator, editor and teacher. Mihaylova lives and works in Sofia and is the author of six books written in Bulgarian and one in French. Her poetry has been translated and published in many different languages all over the world. Mihaylova has translated more than thirty books and is the co-founder of the independent literary journal Ah, Maria. She has also published two anthologies of Lithuanian and Latvian poetry. In November 2014, her poetry collection, Ciel à Perdre (Gallimard) received the Prix Guillaume Apollinaire, a prestigious poetry award and a great honor for a foreign author.