Matei Vişniec

Jozefina Komporaly (University of the Arts London)
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Matéi Visniec (aka Matei Vişniec, born 1956) is one of the most prolific writers of fiction, poetry and drama in the Romanian language, also known for a significant output of dramatic works originally authored in French (note 1). His many awards include prizes from the Romanian Writers’ Union, the Romanian Theatre Union (UNITER), the Avignon Festival, the French Society of Writers and Composers, and the 2016 Jean Monnet Award for European Literature for the novel

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Visniec is a respected public intellectual whose take on current affairs reaches large audiences, and whose preoccupation with the human condition invites reflection on the role and impact of history. Actively engaged with keeping cultural memory alive,…

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Citation: Komporaly, Jozefina. "Matei Vişniec". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 10 May 2021 [, accessed 18 July 2024.]

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