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Renowned Writer Norman Manea Wins Prestigious Nelly Sachs Literary Prize
Norman Manea, Francis Flournoy Professor in European Studies and Culture, has been a member of the Bard faculty since 1989 and is the author of 22 volumes of fiction and essays. Among numerous honors, he has received MacArthur and Guggenheim fellowships, the National Jewish Book Award, and the Literary Lion Medal of the State Library of New York. He has been awarded Italy’s International Nonino Prize for Literature, and is an elected member of the Berlin Academy of Art. His memoir The Hooligan’s Return received France’s Prix Médicis Étranger in 2006. In 2007, he was awarded the Order of Cultural Merit by the president of Romania; in 2008, he received honorary degrees in literature from the University of Bucharest and Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj, Romania. In 2009, the French Ministry of Culture conferred upon him the most prestigious title of Commandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. His work has been translated into 20 languages. Norman Manea is the first Romanian writer to become a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature (Great Britain).
This event was last updated on 10-14-2011