Alexander Shpatov was born in 1985 in Sofia. He is a graduate of the American College of Sofia and the Sofia University Law School. Shpatov is the author of the short story collections #LiveFromSofia (2014), available in both English and Bulgarian, and Volume 2.0 (2015), an updated joint reprint of his earlier works Footnotes (2005), Footnote Stories (2008, published also in German in 2011) and Calendar of Stories (2011). He is the recipient of the 2006 National Best Fiction Debut Prize and the 2015 Sofia Award for Literature. Shpatov is also a co-scriptwriter of several short films based on his short stories and a screenwriter for the sitcom, “Clinic on the Third Floor,“ produced by Bulgarian National Television. Shpatov is the organizer of annual exhibitions of bookmark art and a participant in the Elizabeth Kostova Foundation’s Sozopol Fiction Seminars, and in the British Council’s Litager Project. Shpatov currently serves as a chairman of the Association for Small Urban Libraries.