ana Genova is currently director of Next Page Foundation (www.npage.org) – an international NGO based in Sofia, Bulgaria that strives to contribute to a more balanced participation of “peripheral” languages and countries in the global circulation of ideas and books. Before starting the Next Page Foundation in 2001, Yana Genova has been working as program manager at Open Society Institute – Budapest in charge of a large translation project for 24 countries in Central and Eastern Europe as well as at the Soros Center for the Arts in Sofia (1994-1999).
Yana holds an MA in Cultural Studies and frequently contributes to a number of Bulgarian cultural periodicals. She works also as a freelance consultant to independent cultural projects, cultural policy initiatives and EU cultural programmes. A co-author, with Georgi Gospodinov, of Inventory Book of Socialism (Prosveta, Sofia, 2006).