Hristo Karatoyanov is a multi-award winning contemporary Bulgarian novelist, playwright, and political essayist whose work has been translated into English, Turkish, and German. The author of 30 books of fiction, political commentary, and poetry, Karastoyanov has been shortlisted for the Helikon award for best novel of the year numerous times, winning the award in 2012 and again in 2014 for his latest, The Same Night Awaits Us All: Diary of a Novel. The novel has been made into a play, Geo, premiering in November 2015, in Sofia, Bulgaria.