Vladislav Hristov was born in 1976 in Shumen, Bulgaria. He is the author of numerous publications in a wide range of literary periodicals as well as the books Photos of Children (short prosaic works, 2010), Enso (poems, 2012, nominated for the Ivan Nikolov Prize), Fi (poems, 2013), and Germanii (poems, 2014). Hristov is a member of The Haiku Foundation and a first-prize winner in the 2007 LiterNet and eRunsMagazine competition for short prosaic works; the 2010 third national competition for haiku on a free topic, and the 2011 international Cherry Blossom competition (2011). For three consecutive years, Hristov has been ranked one of the 100 most creative haiku writers in Europe. His haiku have been published in Frogpond, World Haiku Review, Simply Haiku, Sketchbook, The Heron’s Nest, Мodern Haiku, The Mainichi Daily News, and Granta, among others. Works by Hristov have been translated into English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Arabic, and Hungarian.