Meet the Editors – Olivia Melodia

In anticipation of our inaugural issue this coming fall, we are happy to introduce our witty and charming editorial staff! First up is our arts editor, Olivia Melodia! Olivia hails from New Jersey and is currently an English Teaching Assistant in Blagoevgrad. She shares a little more about herself below.

Name three things that fulfill you.
Oversize sweaters, impulsive traveling, and Oxford commas.

What is your favorite place that you’ve visited in Bulgaria?
Favorite tourist destination: Seven Rila Lakes.
Favorite off-the-beaten path spot: Logodazh, about 20 minutes from my apartment.

Give us some reading recommendations.
Recent favorite: The Book and the Brotherhood by Iris Murdoch
What I’m reading currently: Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
What these novels have in common: intertwining plots, shifting narratives, and twists that pay off.

If you were a plant, which one would you be and why?
I would say “the type that’s hardest to kill,” but I’ve killed cacti so I’m not sure where that leaves me.

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