Radu Jörgensen (Radu Georgescu) was born in Jassy on 12 September 1962. He is a graduate of the Michael the Brave College in Bucharest, and has studied Geological Engineering and Geophysics at Bucharest University, Journalism at Göteborg University, and General Pedagogy and Mathematics at Växjö University (Sweden). In 2004, he gained an MSc in Mathematics at Birmingham University (Alabama, U.S.A.). His debut novel was Clovnul din lemn de gutui (The Quince-wood Clown, Editura Nemira, 1998). He is a contributor to 22, Expres, Phoenix, Tinerama, and Observator Cultural in Romania, and to Göteborgs Posten, IDag, VLT and Metro in Sweden. He was the director and set designer of a production of Look Back in Anger at the Studio Westmannia in Västerås. He has...
Novel, Cartea romaneasca, 2011, 448 pages
The year is 1990. Departing from the Gara de Nord in Bucharest, a young man arrives in Södertälje twenty-four hours later, having made three train journeys and two ferry crossings. An intellectual familiar with Dostoevsky, Márquez, O’Neill, Fellini, Bergman and Buñuel, it is the first time he has travelled farther than Romania’s western frontier, and now here he is alighting in a train station whose name has umlauts on two different vowels! And so the adventure begins.