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Award-Winning Poetess Eketarina Yosifova Dies at 81

Award-winning Bulgarian poetess Ekaterina Yosifova has died at 81, her family told BTA on Saturday.
Born in Kyustendil, Southwestern Bulgaria, and a graduate in Russian studies from Sofia University, Yosifova worked as a teacher and an editor. She wrote ten collections of poems and several prose books. Works of hers have been anthologized in Austria, Britain, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Russia, the US, Hungary, France, the Netherlands, Croatia, Turkey and other countries. 
The poetess held a number of important literary prizes, including the 1984 Annual Award for Poetry of the Union of Bulgarian Writers, an award of the Association of Bulgarian Writers in 1998, the Ivan Nikolov Award for lifetime achievement in 1999, and the Grand Prix for Literature of Sofia University in 2014.