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Radu Jörgensen

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 translated the following books from Swedish into Romanian: Roseanna de Sjövall-Wahlöö (Univers 1997), The Death of a Pornographer, by Jacques Werup (Scandic 1998), and The Best of Intentions, de Ingmar Bergman (Univers 2000). He currently lectures on mathematics at a college in Maryland, U.S.A., and is the organiser and chairman of an annual mathematics tournament at the university level. He is a correspondent for various European and American publications.

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