Literary critic and historian, translator, journalist, editor and publisher, SvetlozarZhekov is genuinely bound up with the culture of altering Bulgaria. Co-founder (together with Stefan Savov and Alexander Shourbanov) of one ofthe first clubs for democracy – the one within the Bulgarian Translators' Union, he takes a committed and active part in the democratization of the country and its culture.  As director of the National Book Center (1997–1999) he has exerted serious efforts in establishing an effective dialogue between the Government and the book community in Bulgaria: he organized two national conferences dedicated to the problems in the book sector; he presented both to the Government and the book community his innovative program “Bulgarian National Heritage”, envisaging the publication of 100 Bulgarian classic authors and free dissemination of these editions to the libraries, as well as digitalization of the publications into multimedia editions and wide access to everything written in them and about them through a specially designed for the purpose webpage.

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