Sofia Filipova (София Филипова), born December 24, 1930, Asenovgrad, Bulgaria; died January 17, 2022, Sofia, Bulgaria. Poet, editor, literary critic, and educator who pioneered the study of Japanese literature and introduced haiku into the Bulgarian school curriculum. Cofounder of the Sofia Autumn Salon of Poetry and coeditor of its e-magazine Поетични страници (Poetic Pages). Chairwoman of the Bulgarian Haiku Union and editor-in-chief of the BHU journal Хайку свят (Haiku World). Resided in Sofia.