Petar Tchouhov (Bulgarian Cyrillic: Петър Чухов; born Petar Lubomirov Tchouhov; June 23, 1961, Sofia, Bulgaria), librarian, poet, writer, musician, translator. Works at the Sofia City Library. Tchouhov has published 12 books of poetry (one of which is haiku), a novel, two collections of short stories, and a children’s book. A short story of his won an Agatha Award for detective fiction. Tchouhov edited the Hungarian-language anthology of Bulgarian haiku Más-más csönd: bolgár haikuantológia (A Different Silence: Bulgarian Haiku Anthology). He was the recipient of the top prize at the 61st Ueno Bashō Festival Contest in Japan (2008) and has won recognition in several other haiku and poetry contests. Tchouhov is a member of the Association of Bulgarian Writers, the Bulgarian Haiku Club, Haiku Club Sofia, the Haiku Circle 17th Floor, the World Haiku Association, and Musicautor. He is coauthor of “Haiku in Bulgaria” for Haikupedia. A resident of Sofia, he particularly enjoys performing his poetry and playing guitar with rock bands.
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