Cornel George Popa
Cornel George Popa is a prose writer, playwright and director. Born on 6 July 1957 in Popricani, Jassy County, he graduated from the Faculty of Construction (Jassy, 1986) and the National University of Theatre and Cinematography (Bucharest, 1997). He worked for ten years as a journalist (Opinia Studenteasca, Zig Zag, Timpul) and then in television, theatre, film and advertising. The author of ten books — short prose, novels, plays, essays — he has been awarded the Liviu Rebreanu Prize (Fifty six Flashes and Other Stuff, Institutul European, 1992) and the UNITER Prize for Best Romanian Play of the Year (My Sexual Life, Unitext, 2005). Stupid Mosquito (Cartea Romaneasca) and The Vulgarian (Masina de Scris) were among Cuvintul magazine’s top ten books of 1996 and 1997. His latest books include The Massage Parlour (ALL, 2014), Hatred (Cartea Romaneasca, 2014), and The Last Supper with Leonardo (Corint, 2015).