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Norman Manea

(Bukovina, Romania, 1936). One of Romania’s most widely recognised writers in the international sphere, he experienced first-hand many of the key events of 20th-century European history, including being deported by the Nazis to a concentration camp along with his family and living under the Ceauşescu dictatorship. In exile since 1986, he currently lives in New York and teaches at Bard College. He has been awarded numerous international literary prizes and nominated as Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres of France. He recently published The Bunker (2009).

Update: 20 October 2009


Has participated in

1989. Europe, Twenty Years on from the Fall of the Wall