Dan Lungu was born in 1969. He is the director of the Museum of Romanian Literature in Jassy and one of the best loved and most translated contemporary Romanian writers. He is a member of the Union of Romanian Writers. Polirom has published the novels Hens’ Heaven (Faux Novel of Rumours and Mysteries) (2004, 2007, 2010, 2012), I’m a Communist Biddy! (2007, 2010, 2011, 2013; film version directed by Stere Gulea; in 2010, a stage version premiered at the Bouwkunde Theatre in Deventer, Holland; in 2013, the Hungarian stage version opened at the Katona József Theatre in Bucharest, and the Romanian stage version at the Ateneul Tatarasi in Jassy; the French translation of the novel earned two nominations for the Jean Monnet European Prizes in France in 2008; the Polish translation was nominated for the Angelus Central-European Literature Prize in 2011), How to Forget a Woman (2009, 2010, 2011), and In Hell All the Light Bulbs Are Burnt Out (2011, 2014), and the collections of short prose Good Guys (2005, 2013) and Retail Prose (2008). He is the joint editor of the volumes Women Fellow Travellers: The Female Experience under Communism (2008), No. 89 Revolution Street (2009) and Books, Films, Music and Other Entertainments under Communism (2014). His books have been translated into French, German, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Slovenian, Hungarian, Bulgarian, Greek, Norwegian and Turkish.
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