Filip Florian

 

Author's CV

Filip Florian was born in Bucharest, on May 16, 1968. From 1990 through 1999, he was first a columnist at the Cuvîntul weekly and a correspondent for Radio Free Europe andDeutsche Welle radio. His first novel, Degete mici / Little Fingers (Polirom 2005; second edition, 2007), was awarded the best debut performance prize by România literară / Literary Romania and the Anonimul Foundation, the Excellence prize for literary debut by UNPR, and the best debut performance award for fiction by the Romanian Writers’ Union. Following translation into Hungarian (Kisujjak. Budapest:Magvető Könyvkiadó. 2008), German (Kleine Finger. Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp Verlag. 2008) and Polish (Małe palce. Sękowa: Wydawnictwo Czarne), Degete mici / Little Fingers is forthcoming in the USA (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), Spain (Acantilado), Italy (Fazi Editore), Slovakia (Kalligram) and Slovenia (Didakta).
Filip Florian and his brother wrote the novel “Băiuţeii / Băiuţ Alley Lads” (Iaşi: Polirom. 2006; second edition Iaşi: Polirom. 2007), recently published in Poland (Starszy brat, młodszy brat. Sękowa: Wydawnictwo Czarne. 2009). The novel is under translation in Spain (Acantilado) and Bulgaria (Plural Plus).
His third novel, Zilele regelui / Days of the King (Iaşi: Polirom. 2008), was awarded the Manuscriptum prize of the Museum of Romanian Literature and has already been translated into Hungarian (A király napjai. Budapest: Magvető Könyvkiadó. 2008).
Filip Florian was writer in residence at the Berlin Literarisches Colloquium, from April through May 2006, and at ULNÖ Krems in February 2008. He attended the European Borderlands Festival held in June 2007, the Leipzig Kleine Sprachen - große Literaturen festivalin March 2007, the European First Novel Festival (Budapest, April 2008), the Writers’ and Literary Translators’ International Congress (WALTIC) (Stockholm, June 2008), the Le parole dello Schermo festival (Bologna, October 2008) and the book fairs held in Frankfurt, Turin, Leipzig, Istanbul, Warsaw and Budapest. He held public readings in Berlin, Vienna, Bonn, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Leipzig, Basel, Istanbul, Bratislava, Venice, Budapest and Krems.

The Back Cover

Florian painfully and minutely analyses a society disfigured by dictatorship. He simultaneously tells a fantastic, poetic story full of characters who are both out of the ordinary and completely unforgettable. Narrating with a passion for language and storytelling….[the author seeks]…human truth hidden behind lies, shame and suspicion. Florian follows the unpredictable sequences of everyday life under communism like a field researcher and discovers not only unscrupulousness but also, unexpectedly, much tenderness behind the madness. (Frankfurter Rundschau)

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Bibliography

Degete mici

Iaşi: Polirom. 2005

Degete mici

Edition: First edition
Sugested English Title: Little Fingers
Language: Romanian
 
Degete mici

Iaşi: Polirom. 2007

Degete mici

Edition: second edition
Sugested English Title: Little Fingers
Language: Romanian
 
Kisujjak

Budapest: Magvető Könyvkiadó. 2008

Kisujjak


Sugested English Title: Little Fingers
Language: Hungarian
 
Kleine Finger

Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp. 2008

Kleine Finger


Sugested English Title: Little Fingers
Language: German
 
Małe palce

Sękowa: Wydawnictwo Czarne.2008

Małe palce


Sugested English Title: Little Fingers
Language: Polish
 
Little Fingers

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 2009 (to be published in June)

Little Fingers


Language: English
 
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