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Novelist, translator and journalist, born on August 9, 1942, in Bucharest. Residing in U.S. since 1976. Education: Licentiate in Philology (English major), Bucharest University (1967), Master of International Affairs, Columbia University (1979), New York. Published Work: Novels: Arunca painea ta pe ape (Cast Thy Bread Upon the Waters), 1994 (Romanian version of Bitter Be Thy Bread, New York, GP, 1989), Imposibila reintoarcere (The Impossible Return), 1996, Dosarul cu barfe (The Gossip File), 2000; The three novels have been brought together in one volume: Trilogia exilului (The Exile Trilogy), 2002; Destine intortocheate (Twisted Destinies), 2006; Literary Correspondence (in volume): Scriitori americani contemporani (Contemporary American Writers), 1997, Literary Criticism: Scriitori romani la New York (Romanian Writers in New York), 1998, (winner of The Neptune Literary Award, 1999); Articles (in volume): Corespondente din New York (Correspondences from New York), 1999, Concordia ca necesitate inteleasa (Concord as Accepted Necessity), 2001, Reporter la New York (Reporter in New York), 2004, Marasmul romanesc (Romanian Morass), 2011, Un reporter roman la Natiunile Unite (A Romanian Reporter at the United Nations), 2012; Translations: Charles Dickens, Pictures from Italy (Impresii din Italia), 1997, Michael Impey, Sweetheart's Image in Tudor Arghezi's Poetry (Imaginea iubitei in poezia lui Tudor Arghezi), 1974, Edgar Rice Burroughs, The Return of Tarzan (Intoarcerea lui Tarzan), 1973, 1993 & 2005, 5 Povesti cu cowboy, in collaboration, (Five short stories by O'Henry, Stephen Crane, John Graves), 1972, Piet Hein, Grooks (Grook-uri); Journalism: Numerous articles, book reviews, pieces on literary, art and political issues filed with Romania libera, Jurnalul Literar, Luceafarul (all of Bucharest), Lumea Libera Romaneasca (N.Y.), Dorul (Denmark), New York Magazin (N.Y.). Member of: USR, Romanian Writers' Society, AZR, Romanian Journalists' Association, Foreign Press Association, New York (President, 2004 - 2005), United Nations Correspondents Association, New York, American Romanian Academy of Arts and Sciences, USA.

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