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Ioan T. Morar

Ioan T. Morar was born in Seitin, Arad County, on 13 April 1956. In 1981 he came top of his year when he graduated from the Philology Faculty of Timisoara University, where he studied Romanian and French. From 1981 to 1986 he taught Romanian language and literature at the Textiles Industrial Lyceum in Lugoj. In 1987 he became editor of Viata Studenteasca and Amfiteatru magazines. After 1989 he worked for Cuvintul and Alianta Civica magazines. In 1990 91 he was editor in chief of Romanian Television’s “Varieties,” but resigned. He is a founding member of Academia Catavencu magazine. From the autumn of 2004 to 2009 he was a senior editor for the Cotidianul daily. He has made numerous television broadcasts, and since 1996 has been a member of the Divertis comedy team. In 2010 he was appointed Romanian consul to Marseilles, a post he held until 2012. He is a member of the Union of Romanian Writers. His collections of poetry include : Indian Summer (Albatros, 1984 ; awarded the Union of Writers Prize for Debut), Smoke and Sword (Cartea Romaneasca, 1989), Hesitation (Brumar, 2000 ; awarded the Union of Writers Prize for Poetry), and Pallor (Brumar, 2010). His poetry has been translated into French, Polish, Spanish, English and Hungarian. Polirom has published his novels Lindenfeld (1st edition, 2005; 2nd edition, 2006; 3rd edition, 2013 ; awarded the Ziarul de Iasi National Prize for Prose), Black and Red (2013; awarded the Romania literara Book of the Year Prize, 2013), The Book from the Ends of the Earth (1st edition, 2007; 2nd edition, 2015), The Feast of Tents (2016).

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