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Petre Barbu

Petre Barbu was born on 20 July 1962. He is a writer and journalist. He made his literary debut with a collection of short stories, Orange Jersey with No Competition Number (Cartea Romaneasca, 1993) followed by the novels God Bless America (1995), The Last Judder of the Legionary Submarine (1998), and Indifference (Polirom, 2005), a collection of plays, Theatre (2003), and a collection of novellas, To the End of the Line (Cartea Romaneasca, 2012). In 2003 he was awarded the UNITER Prize for Best Romanian Play of the Year for Our Father That Art in the Supermarket. Four short prose pieces from To the End of the Line – “The Frost of Love,” “The Rôle of My Life,” “At a Tavern in Fundeni,” and “Oh, Poor Dad! – were dramatised for radio by director Attila Vizauer (Radiodifuziunea Romana, 2013). The production of “Oh, Poor Dad!” won Second Prize in the Short Drama section of the Grand Prix Nova International Radiophonic Theatre Festival (Bucharest, 2013).

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