Vladimir Zarev is a contemporary Bulgarian novelist. He studied Bulgarian Philology at Sofia University and made his debut in 1972 with the short novel „Riot of Emotions”. To date Zarev has published 10 novels, several volumes of short stories, a poetry book, and two non-fiction books. Several of his works have been translated to Russian, German and English. Zarev is the editor of the quarterly literary magazine Savremennik ('Contemporary'), which he preserved from closure during the 1990s.