Please join the Romanian Cultural Institute, the Harriman Institute, the East Central European Center, and the Romanian Language Institute for a close-up with one of Europe’s most versatile talents and her celebrated work. Moderated by Mona Momescu, Lecturer in Romanian Language and Culture and the N. Iorga Chair for Romanian Language and Culture. Introductory remarks by Christopher J. Caes, Acting Director of the East-Central European Center, Columbia University.
Ioana Pârvulescu is the winner of the 2013 European Union Prize for Literature and has just now been awarded the Jury Prize of the contest "A European Story: EUPL Winners Write Europe," organized in celebration of 10 years of EUPL. Born in Brasov in 1960, she graduated from the Faculty of Letters at the University of Bucharest in 1983, establishing herself as a distinct voice within Romanian literary circles. She has coordinated the series "Cartea de pe noptieră" (Night Table Book Collection) at Humanitas Publishing House, worked as an editor at the literary journal România literară (Literary Romania), and has translated works by Maurice Nadeau, Angelus Silesius, and Rainer Maria Rilke. Pârvulescu is a member of the Romanian Writers’ Union and a founding member of the Comparative Literature Society in Romania. Her most recent works include two highly acclaimed novels, Life Begins on Friday and Future Begins on Monday, published in English translation by Istros Books.
Ioana Pârvulescu will also appear at New Literature from Europe, the biggest NYC showcase of European literature in translation.
Photo credit: Mihai Benea