Ginka Biliarska (Гинка Билярска), born June 5, 1946, Svishtov, Bulgaria; died July 30, 2007, Sofia, journalist, poet, playwright, and author of essays, articles, and children’s books. Studied Slavic languages and journalism at universities in Birmingham, England, and Moscow, Russia. Member of the Union of Bulgarian Journalists and worked for more than 20 years in that field. A founder of the Bulgarian Haiku Club and served as secretary, and chair. Editor of three haiku anthologies. Resided in Sofia.