Elka Nyagolova was born in Varna. She is an author of 9 poetry books and was presented to 11 awards at national literature competition, among which: “Southern Spring” (1985); Botev Poetry Award (2008); Big Poetry Award by “Hristo Botev” Publishing House; First national “Dora Gabe” award; “Izvorat na Belonogata” award for overall contribution. Her poetry is translated in Russian, French, English, German, Polish and Serbian.