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Tatiana Niculescu Bran

Tatiana Niculescu Bran studied Literature at the University of Bucharest and is a graduate of the European Institute of Journalism in Brussels. Between 1994 and 2004 she worked as an editor in the Romanian Section of the BBC World Service in London. Between 2004 and 2008 she ran the BBC World Service bureau in Bucharest. In 2006 she published the first non fiction novel in Romanian, Confession at Tanacu, followed by The Book of Judges in 2007. The author has adapted the two novels for the stage. Confession at Tanacu, directed by Andrei Serban, premiered in New York in 2007. Confession at Tanacu and its sequel, The Book of Judges, inspired the film Beyond the Hills, directed by Cristian Mungiu, which won two prizes at the Cannes Festival in 2012. In 2010 Liternet published her play Brancusi vs. USA, an unusual retelling of the notorious court case brought against sculptor Constantin Brancusi by the United States in 1926. Polirom has also published Tatiana Niculescu Bran’s novels The Nights of the Patriarch (2011), In God’s Country (2012), and the second edition of Confession at Tanacu (2012, 2013).

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