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Author's CV

ION MANOLESCU, Ph. D. was born in Bucharest, Romania on April 15, 1968. He is is an associate professor in the Department of Romanian Literature at the University of Bucharest. His most recent novel, Skid (Derapaj, Iasi, Polirom, 2006), was nominated for five national awards including the Best Romanian Book Award (2006) and the  2007 Annual  Romanian Writers' Union Prize. It won the Observator Cultural Special Editor’ Prize, (Bucharest 2007), the Tomis Magazine Annual Prize for Fiction (Constanta, 2007) and the Vladimir Colin Prize for Fiction (Bucharest, 2008). A Romanian best seller, Skid (Derapaj) sold out its first edition in a month and a half. The novel was Polirom’s top best-seller for 2006-2007.
Other fiction titles include What Goes on in Our Town (Intimplari din oraselul nostru, short stories, Bucharest, Cartea Romaneasca, 1993), and Alexsander, (Alexandru, a novel, Bucharest, Univers, 1998). In English, Ion Manolescu appears in the first anthology of Romanian fiction published in the United States: The Phantom Church and other Stories from Romania, edited and translated by Georgiana Farnoaga & Sharon King (Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Press, 1996).

Publishing in cultural studies, Ion Manolescu is an advanced studies fellow of New Europe College ( 1996-1997), the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (1998), New Europe College-LINK (2005-06).



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