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Radu Mares

Radu Mares (1941 - 2016) studied Philology at the University of Cluj, settling permanently in that city in 1971. Between 1971 and 1997 he was a teacher, journalist, and editor of Tribuna magazine, and from 1997 to 2001 he was the director of the Dacia Publishing House. His published work includes Anna sau pasarea paradisului (Anna, or, The Bird of Paradise, novel, 1972); Cel iubit (The Loved One, short prose, 1975); Caii salbatici (The Wild Horses, novel, 1981); Pe cont propriu (Own Sake, 1985); Anul trecut in Calabria (Last Year in Calabria, 2002); Manual de sinucidere (Textbook on Suicide, essays, 2003); Ecluza (The Sluice Gate, novel, 2006); and Cind ne vom intoarce (When We Return, novel, 2010). He has been awarded the Union of Romanian Writers Prize for Debut (1972), the Cluj Branch of the Union of Romanian Writers Prize for Best Novel (2002), the Cluj Branch of the Union of Romanian Writers Book of the Year Prize (2006), the Cluj Branch of the Union of Romanian Writers Prize for Prose (2010), and the Union of Romanian Writers Prize for Prose (2010).

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