Teodora Dimova was the second guest in Café Societé – the initiative which promotes charity and social causes. The meeting – discussion on charity and its spiritual dimensions took place on the 26th of November 2011 in the Blue Hall of the Danube Plaza Hotel. The event began with a literary reading of an excerpt of her novel The Mothers. The text became a starting point for a discussion on the role of charity in the society and various examples were given by the audience. Teodora Dimova shared that when the theater version of The Mothers staged by Theater 199 the moral dilemma of the main characters was a provocation for both the director and the actors. The scene with the refusal of the literature prize is based on a real case from the 90s.

Who is Teodora Dimova

Teodora Dimova was born in 1960 in Sofia. She is a daughter of the famous Bulgarian writer Dimitar Dimov. Teodora Dimova graduated in English Philology at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”. Her first play Furi won a prize of the Bulgarian National Radio in 1987. Following this success the plays Room No. 48, Erikepaios, Calvados, My Friend, Igrila, The Plato, Neda and the Dogs, The Bitch, Snake’s Milk, Lovers and The Invisible Ways of Forgiveness came out. Her second novel The Mothers won in 2004 the special prize for new Bulgarian novel in the Razvitie literature competition. In June 2006 she won the Special Award for Eastern European Literature in Vienna. For her novel Marma, Miriam she received the national prize for literature Hristo G. Danov for 2010.