Acclaimed Writer Norman Manea Receives France's Highest Cultural Honor
Celebrated Romanian émigré writer Norman Manea, a member of the Bard faculty since 1989, is author of 22 volumes of fiction and essays. Among numerous honors, he has received Guggenheim and MacArthur fellowships, been awarded France’s Prix Médicis Étranger and Italy’s International Nonino Prize for Literature, and been elected a member of the Berlin Academy of Art. In 2007, he was awarded the Order of Cultural Merit by the President of Romania and in 2008 received honorary degrees in literature from the University of Bucharest and Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj, Romania. In 2009, he received the Gheorghe Crãciun Lifetime Achievement Award by the Bucharest-based Observator Cultural and was awarded the annual prize for letters by the Foundation of French Judaism. His work has been translated into 20 languages. He lives with his wife in New York City.
This event was last updated on 07-30-2009