Samuel Frances

“The Man of Letters”

Samuel Frances (Sami) is a translator and interpreter, working with Spanish and Bulgarian. He is a long time journalist. In his time, he was accredited as the Bulgarian Telegraph Agency correspondent in Cuba and as the correspondent of the Spanish Information Agency in Bulgaria. He was also editor in chief of the Jewish News newspaper in Bulgaria.

“For most of my life I have been using Ladino as an international language and I have a whole range of experiences to share.” 

“Not many people write in Spanyol around here. I am something of an exception.” 

“… when a Peruvian writer and poet of Jewish origin, César Calvo came to Bulgaria many years ago I took him to see an old Jewish grandma. I introduced him to her and when she heard him speak Spanish, she exclaimed: “But he is one of us!”

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