European Success for Dan Lungu

June 16, 2009


European Success for Dan Lungu
      Dan Lungu’s Baba Comunista / Sînt o babă comunistă! / ЧЕРВЕНА БАБИЧКА СЪМ (Sofia: Faber Publishing, 2009; Iaşi: Polirom, 2007) will appear in Bulgaria this month. The Bulgarian edition follows publication in French, German, Italian and Hungarian. A Spanish edition is due out soon. Baba Comunista / Sînt o babă comunistă! was nominated in two categories for the Jean Monnet Prize (France, 2008). A film version is being prepared under the direction of Stere Gulea.
      Lungu’s other novels include Raiul găinilor / Hen Heaven, which has appeared in French, German, and Slovak. Lungu’s short stories have appeared in German (Klasse Typpen, Vienna: Drava Verlags, 2007) and are due out in Greek from Antonios Stamoulis Publishing. Lungu is the author of Good Guys / Băieţi de gaşcă, a novel, Story with Detail / Proză cu amănuntul (second edition Iaşi: Polirom, 2008) and Female Comrads on the Road: Women’s Experience of Communism / Tovarăşe de drum. Experienţa feminină în comunism (Iaşi: Polirom, 2008), a collection co-edited with Radu Pavel Gheo.



Baba Comunista / Sînt o babă comunistă! / ЧЕРВЕНА БАБИЧКА СЪМ. Sofia: Faber Publishing, 2009

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