Rumen Shivachev (Sofia, 1958) graduated in Bulgarian philology at Sofia University "St. Cl. Ohridski" (1990). Literary critic at the Institute for Literature at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences since 1999. He defended his doctoral dissertation Bai Ganyo - Myth and Image in 2016. His research interests are in analytical psychology, culturology, literary history, psychology of literary creativity, archival heritage, epistolary.