Novelist and public intellectual, scenarist, television moderator, professor and former parliamentarian, Stelian Tănase lives in Bucharest where he writes fiction and teaches Political Science at theUniversity of Bucharest. An Academic Professor since 1995, he has recently finished a novel Câinii lui Pavlov / Pavlov’s Dogs. With Spanish and Polish novel translations forthcoming, his fiction has appeared in English at The Observer Translation Project, Exquisite Corpse, The Guardian. “Misty” is forthcoming, March 2010 in Absinth: 13.
b. 1952, February 17,
1977- 1996 Stelian Tănase graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy and History, at the
- Former member of Chamber of Deputies, the Parliament of Romania, 1992-1996
- Ex vice president of Foreign Affaire Committee of the Chamber of Deputies, 1992-1996
1982 Luxul melancoliei / The Luxury of Melancholy.
1990 Corpuri de iluminat / Dark Bodies.
1993 Luxul melancoliei / The Luxury of Melancholy, second edition.
1998 Corpuri de iluminat / Dark Bodies, second edition.
2004 Corpuri de iluminat / Dark Bodies, third edition.
2004 Playback, second edition.
2008 Luxul melancolie / The Luxury of Melancholy, third edition.
2008 Corpuri de iluminat / Dark Bodies, fourth edition.
2008 Playback, third edition.
2008 Maestro, o melodramă / Maestro: a Melodrama.
Forthcoming Câinii lui Pavlov / Pavlov’s Dogs, a novel in progress.
1993 Şocuri şi crize / Shocks and Crises. Bucharestt: Staff.
1995 Ora oficială de iarnă / The Official Hour of Winter (journal notes 1986-1989).
1996 Sfidarea memoriei / The
1996 Revolutia ca eşec. Elite şi societate / Revolution as Fiasco.
1997 Anatomia mistificării / Anatomy of the Mystification.
1998 LA vs NY (An American Diary),
1998, Elite si societate / Elites & Society (Romania under the Rule of Gheorghiu-Dej: 1948-1965).
1999 Miracolul revoluţiei / The Miracle of Revolution (A political history of the fall of the communist regimes).
2002 Acasă se vorbeşte în şoaptă / At Home There’s Only Speaking in a Whisper.
2003 Anatomia mistificării / Anatomy of the Mystification, second edition.
2007 LA vs NY (An American Diary), second edition.
2007 Revoluţia ca eşec. Elite şi societate / Revolution as Fiasco, second edition.
2007 At Home There’s Only Speaking in a Whisper. Translated by Sorana Corneanu.
2007 Auntie Varvara’s Clients: Clandestines Histories ( an Interwar history of Romanian Communism). Translated by Alistaire Ian
2008 Avangarda românească în arhivele de Siguranţă / The Romanian Avant-garde in the Securitate Archives.
1999 Assault on Heaven, 6 episodes x 52 minutes, television serial for Antena 1
2000 Struma-a ship to
2004 The Visionaries: Five Portraits of Romanian Politicians in the 19th and 20th Century (Mihail Kogălniceanu, Ion Brătianu, Nicolae Iorga, Nicolae Titulescu, Iuliu Maniu), documentary for Realitatea TV
2004 The History of Romanian elections: 20th Century, 6 episodes for Realitatea TV.
2005-2006 Dynasty: History of the Romanian Monarchy (1866-1974), 21 episodes x 26 minutes. For TVR 1
2006-2008 Bucharest: Strictly Secret—an underground history of Bucharest. 32 episodes x 26 minutes for Realitatea TV
2007 Descriptio Moldaviae (Lat. Description of Moldavia), 6 episodes for teve.
2008 Flight from
Television Broadcasts: Talk Show Hosting
April 1999 - June 1999: 2 + 1, weekly talk show, live, 30 minutes, Antena 1
September 1999 - June 2001: Orient Express, weekly talk show, live, two hours, Antena 1
December 2001 - February 2003 : 10:15, daily talk show, live, 75 minutes, Realitatea TV
September 2003 - December 2003: The cutting machine, daily talk show, live, 52 minutes, TVR 1
November 2004 - May 2005: 10:15, Monday-Thursday, 45-minutes talk show, live, Realitatea TV
January 2005 – September 2006 Seven Sharp. Talk show, live. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, for Realitatea TV
Summer 2006 – present 3 x 3. Talk show, live. Three topics, three discussants. Sunday. 90 minutes, for Realitatea TV
Summer 2006 –present: Tănase and Dinescu. Talk show, live. Friday, for Realitatea TV.
1990 founding member and editor in chief, Revista 22
1992-present: founder and editor in chief, Sfera Politicii (monthly political science review covering postcommunist
1993 Visiting Short-Term Fellow,
1996 Visiting Short Term Collaborative research project, with professor Gail Kligman, UCLA
1997 Fullbright Scholar, Post PhD grant, The New School for Social Research,
Languages: English, French, Romanian
Information about journalistic writing and conference lectures available on request.