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Anton Donchev
Donchev in 2010
Donchev in 2010
Born 14 September 1930 (1930-09-14) (age 90)
Burgas, Bulgaria
Occupation novelist, playwright, physician
Language Bulgarian
Nationality Bulgarian
Notable works Time of Parting
Spouse Evelina Troyanska, Rayna Vasileva

Anton Nikolov Donchev (Bulgarian: Антон Николов Дончев, born 14 September 1930) is a Bulgarian writer of historical novels and screenwriter of Bulgarian historical drama films. Since 2003 he has been an academic at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. He is well known in the country and abroad with his novel Time of Parting.


Donchev graduated from Veliko Tarnovo High School in 1948 and graduated "Law" at the Sofia University in 1953. He was denied the prestigious post of Veliko Tarnovo Judge, and started writing as a profession.

Political activity

Anton Donchev is a co-founder of the "Consolidation" Committee consisting of up to November 10, 1989, and now to Bulgarian Socialist Party and Former Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov, writers, publishers and sports actors.


Anton Donchev's first wife is the Bulgarian chessmaster Evelina Troyanska. Anton Donchev at his 79th Birthday married the 64-year-old Rayna Vasileva, a former journalist from the Bulgarian National Radio.

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