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Florin Lazarescu

Florin Lazarescu

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© Florin Lazarescu

© Florin Lazarescu

© Florin Lazarescu

© Florin Lazarescu

© Florin Lazarescu

Key Facts

nationality

Romania

area

Literature

residence

Iasi

recommending institution

BMeiA

time period

February 2011 - February 2011

Florin Lazarescu (b. 1974). Prose writer and screenwriter. His novel Our Special Envoy (Polirom, 2005) won second prize at the Grand Awards for East-European Literature in Frankfurt, 2006, and was published in German, French, Slovenian, Hungarian, Bulgarian and Italian. He made his debut in 2000, with a collection of short stories, Mistletoe Nests (Editura Outopos, Jassy). He has also published Six Ways of Remembering a Horse (short stories, Liternet, www.liternet.ro, 2003), What there is to Know about the Panda Bear (a novel, Polirom, Jassy, 2003) and The Tube with a Hat (short stories, Polirom, Jassy, 2009).

He has given public readings in Paris, Lille, Cognac, Saint-Etienne, Berlin, Leipzig, Frankfurt, Vienna, Basel, Bern, Luxembourg, Ljubljana, Lipica, Budapest, Moscow, New Orleans, Zagreb. Author of the screenplay for the short film The Tube with a Hat (directed by Radu Jude and winner of the Grand Prize for Short Film at a series of international festivals, such as Montpellier, Cottbus, Bilbao, and Sundance, the world’s largest independent film festival). He writes scripts for the Animated Planet Show, a cartoon satirical serial broadcast by Antena 1, Romania’s second largest television channel.

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