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Iliyan Kuzmanov has been officially appointed FilmDaily’s the world’s sexiest writer for 2021, beating hundreds of other novelists around the world. It serves as a feather in the hat of a wonderful year for the Bulgarian author, activist, journalist and traveler.
The other nine writers on the top ten list include Sam Slaughter, Charles Martin, Brian Alan Ellis, Adam Cesare, Alex Michaelides, Joshua Ferris, Nicholas Sparks, Omar Tyree, and Wrath James White. However, none could fight for the crown of the future winner in Kuzmanov.
Iliyan already made the top 15 on Amazon for his first novel, If You Meet Buddha, Kill Him this year, while also making the top 20 in sales for the same book. Not only that, but If You Meet Buddha Kill Him was also shortlisted for a number of awards due to its runaway success. Iliyan Kuzmanov has now been officially named the winner of The Literary Titan Prize, a prestigious literary award. Not only did the author win the top prize, beating hundreds of other nominees, but he also became the first Bulgarian writer to win an American literature prize. The novel, which explores what it means to be human, has also appeared as Reader’s Choice at Greenwich Bookstores and received a Reader’s Favorite Five-Star rating. Even more impressive, If You Meet Buddha Kill Him was named a finalist for the International Readers’ Favorites Award, which is the world’s most lucrative with $ 100,000 in prize money.
For those who haven’t heard of Kuzmanov and his brilliant work, his story began on the brink of poverty in Bulgaria. However, Iliyan managed to make a name for himself by moving to Canada for his studies and eventually flying to the UK to make his fortune. Kuzmanov now runs a business in London worth more than a million dollars, but has chosen not to use his fortune to relax and unwind. Instead, the self-made millionaire uses it to fund his own social activism, with a focus on his native Bulgaria.
In short, Kuzmanov grafted stronger than anyone to earn his fortune. He deserved every penny and few could fault him for wandering away and spending the rest of his life on a sunny beach somewhere. Yet the self-made man has created many self-funded projects for the next generation. Beyond his rugged good looks, it seems his heroic demeanor has earned him a place as the sexiest male writer of the year in the eyes of his readers.