Nikolay Tabakov was born in 1956 in the village of Mandritsa, Ivaylovgrad. He graduated in Bulgarian Philology at Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski". He is co-founder and manager of Anubis Publishing House. He is the author of ten books with stories and novels. He has lived in Dimitrovgrad, Vidin, Smolyan, Vratsa, Sofia, and today he writes his "wild tales" in the village of Avrovo, Plovdiv, where the stories of Nikolay Haytov himself were born.