Angela Rodel

Executive Director of the Bulgarian-American Fulbright Commission

Angela Rodel is currently the Executive Director of the Bulgarian- American Fulbright Commission. She is also a professional literary translator based in Bulgaria and is the winner of the International Booker Prize 2023 for her translation of Georgi Gospodinov’s “Time Shelter”. She has translated numerous Bulgarian novels which were published in the US and the UK. Three of her translations were listed for the most prestigious prizes for literary translation in the US and UK. She is a two-time Fulbright Scholar, who first came to Bulgaria in 1996 to study language and folk music at Sofia University. Her studies gave her a solid grasp of Bulgarian language and culture, an experience which deeply informed her graduate studies in linguistics and ethnomusicology in the United States. In 2004, Ms. Rodel received a Fulbright-Hays fellowship to study Bulgarian folk music at the Academy of Music, Dance, and Visual Arts in Plovdiv.  

Ms. Rodel holds an M.A. in Linguistics and Ethnomusicology from UCLA and a B.A. in Linguistics from Yale University.