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Anton Donchev
Donchev in 2010
Donchev in 2010
Born (1930-09-14)14 September 1930
Burgas, Bulgaria
Died 20 October 2022(2022-10-20) (aged 92)
Sofia, 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, 14 September 1930 – 20 October 2022) was a Bulgarian writer of historical novels and screenwriter of Bulgarian historical drama films. In 2003 he was elected 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

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

Personal life and death

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

Donchev died on 20 October 2022, at the age of 92.

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