Professor Bogomil Raynov (born in 1919) was a poet and prose writer. He began his literary career in 1936, and was considered to be a career-seeker. He was one of those directly responsible for the tragic end of Alexander Zhendov, who as an artist and party member of many years' standing fell victim to Chervenkov's personality cult.
Between 1953 and 1960, Raynov served in the Bulgarian Embassy in Paris, and since 1961 he has been a professor of aesthetics at the Academy of Fine Arts in Sofia. He has occupied a number of high administrative posts within the Bulgarian Writers Union (BWU) system. Between 1968 and 1980, he was first deputy president of the BWU, a post which was eliminated during the last two years, but which has once again been given to him in a most recent reshuffle.
In recent years, Raynov has become the Number Two Man, after Georgi Djagarov, in the BWU hierarchy. Like Djagarov and Zarev, he has also received the Dimitrov's Prize for cultural achievements in Bulgaria.
Bogomil Raynov died in 2007, aged 88.