Following the book's worldwide success in 2016 and numerous awards two years after the film adaptation, Garrard Conley's novel Boy Erased is already in Bulgaria. The author is coming to the country to share his story to Bulgarian readers in 4 different cities. Sofia, Varna, Burgas, and Plovdiv will host the literary event in October, which will be presented everywhere by Ivan Dimov, founder of Single Step.
The first meeting with the author will be in Sofia on October 6th at 8:00 pm at the Lumiere Lidl cinema. The event will take place as part of the Cinelibri International Literary and Cinema Festival. Tickets can be purchased from here .
A day later, on October 7th, the residents of our maritime capital will meet with the author and get acquainted with his story. Varna will welcome us at its Festival and Congress Center from 7:00 pm. You can find details of the event and ask questions here .
The next stop of Boy Erased's national tour is Burgas. There, residents of the seaside town will be able to meet the author and purchase the book on October 8th, at 6:30 pm, at the Flora Exhibition Center. You will find more details in the Facebook event.
The finale of our national tour will be at our European Capital of Culture, namely Plovdiv. The city residents will be able to watch the movie and get to know the personal story on October 9th at 6:30 pm at the cinema LUCKY - Cinema House.
The film Boy Erased has won more than 8 awards and over 41 nominations. Garrard Conley has been published in The New York Times, The Times Magazine, Virginia Quarterly Reeve Magazine and many more.
Each of the meetings will be complemented by a special screening of the film adaptation, and during the events, you will have the opportunity to ask your questions and purchase a copy of the book autographed by Garrard.
Garrard Conley's visit to Bulgaria was made possible with the support of the US Embassy in Sofia.