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Valeri Nisim Mevorah (Bulgarian: Валери Нисим Меворах; 22 April 1920 – 27 August 2014), better known as Valeri Petrov (Bulgarian: Валери Петров), was a Bulgarian poet, screenwriter, playwright and translator. He was active between 1945 and the 1990s. He wrote the screenplay for a movie called Yo Ho Ho in 1981. It was made into a movie again in 2006, called The Fall .
Petrov was born in Sofia. His father was Jewish. During World War II, Bulgaria was (for a time) pro-Nazi so he used his non-Jewish mother's surname. He graduated in medicine from Sofia University in 1944. He was politically a leftist and socialist. Between 1947 and 1950, to continue his writing career he worked as a press and cultural attache and traveled to Rome, Italy. He also went to the United States, Switzerland and France.
He was a member of the Bulgarian parliament.
- "На 94-годишна възраст почина големият Валери Петров" (in Bulgarian). OFF News. 27 August 2014. http://offnews.bg/news/%D0%9E%D0%B1%D1%89%D0%B5%D1%81%D1%82%D0%B2%D0%BE_4/%D0%9D%D0%B0-94-%D0%B3%D0%BE%D0%B4%D0%B8%D1%88%D0%BD%D0%B0-%D0%B2%D1%8A%D0%B7%D1%80%D0%B0%D1%81%D1%82-%D0%BF%D0%BE%D1%87%D0%B8%D0%BD%D0%B0-%D0%B3%D0%BE%D0%BB%D0%B5%D0%BC%D0%B8%D1%8F%D1%82-%D0%92%D0%B0%D0%BB%D0%B5%D1%80%D0%B8-%D0%9F%D0%B5%D1%82%D1%80%D0%BE%D0%B2_381302.html. Retrieved 27 August 2014.