Vladimir Poleganov was born in 1979 in Sofia. He earned a degree in clinical psychology and creative writing from Sofia University, and is currently working on a PhD in Bulgarian literature at the same institution. He is the author of one collection of short stories, The Deconstruction of Thomas S (2013, St. Kliment Ohridski University Press). His short stories have appeared in various literary magazines in Bulgaria, including Stranitsa (2014) and Granta Bulgaria (2014). His short story The Birds is featured in Dalkey Archive Press’ annual anthology Best European Fiction 2016. He is currently working on his first novel.