The Literary Festivals “Yordan Yovkov” takes place every five years as a series of cultural events, dedicated to Dobrudzha’s bard – Yordan Yovkov. Traditionally, the culmination of the literary festivals is a citywide celebration, during which the National Literary Prize “Y. Yovkov” is awarded. The National Literary Prize “Yordan Yovkov” was established in 1970 as a natural expression of Dobrudzha people’s respect to the great writer, who in his works praised Dobrudzha plain in a unique way. The award is given to Bulgarian literature falling within the spirit of Yovkov’s literary tradition. Diko Fuchedzhiev, Emilian Stanev, Simeon Sultanov, Peter Slavinski, Iliya Volen, Ivaylo Petrov, Nikolay Haitov, Marco Semov, Ivan Sarandev, Anton Donchev, Jordan Datchev and Atanas Tsonkov have won the award.
Another highlight of the celebrations is the National Scientific Conference centering on Yordan Yovkov. The conference is organized by the Regional Museum of History – Dobrich as part of the Literary Festivals. In addition, the festivals’ program includes many literary premiers, readings, performances, exhibitions. Organizer of the annual event in November is the Dobrich Municipality.
Where: NLP “Yordan Yovkov” is awarded in Dobrich – the Great Hall of Theatre-production center “Yordan Yovkov”. All cultural events part of the National Literary Festivals “Yordan Yovkov” take place in different halls in the town.
When: NLP “Yordan Yovkov” is awarded every five years during the National Literary