Ivan Hristov was born in 1978 in Borovo, Bulgaria.
In 1996 he graduated from the National Aprilov High School in Gabrovo with a major in Culture, Aesthetics and Art History.
In 2002, he graduated from Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” with a master's degree in Bulgarian Philology.
In 2001 he won first prize for poetry in the National Student Literary Competition Shumen 2001. In 2002 his first book of poetry, Sbogom Devetnajsti Vek (Farewell Nineteenth Century) was awarded the poetry debut prize in the national Southern Spring Contest. In 2004 his second book of poetry, Bdin, was published by Zhanet 45; this work won the Svetlostruy National Literary Award in 2006.
In 2008 Ivan Hristov defended his doctoral dissertation in contemporary Bulgarian literature at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.
In 2009 he won first prize in the poetry marathon at the Goran Spring Festival in Croatia.
Ivan Hristov’s poetry has been translated into English, German, Hungarian and Croatian.
He is a member of the Association of Bulgarian Writers.
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