* 1. 3. 1939, Sofie (Sofia), Bulharsko (Bulgaria)
† 7. 2. 2017, Paříž (Paris), Francie (France)
literary theorist, essayist, critic, philosopher
Tzvetan Todorov (French: [dzvetɑ̃ todɔʁɔv]; Bulgarian: Цветан Тодоров; born March 1, 1939) is a Bulgarian-French historian, philosopher, literary critic, sociologist and essayist. He is the author of many books and essays, which have a significant influence in anthropology, sociology, semiotics, literary theory, thought history and culture theory. He was married to Nancy Huston, with whom he has two children.
Todorov's honors include the CNRS Bronze Medal, the Charles Lévêque Prize of the Académie des sciences morales et politiques and the first Maugean Prize of the Académie française and the Prince of Asturias Award for Social Sciences; he also is an Officer of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.
Prince of Asturias Award for Social Sciences.
In 2015 he was awarded the [Wayne C. Booth] Award for lifetime achievement in narrative studies by the [International Society for the Study of Narrative].