Dora Pavel

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Dora Pavel
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Born (1946-06-29) June 29, 1946 (age 70)
Deva
Occupation novelist, short story writer, poet, journalist
Nationality Romanian
Period since 1972

Dora Pavel (born June 29, 1946) is a Romanian novelist, short-story writer, poet, and journalist.

Biography[edit]

Born as Dora Voicu to Viorica Pop and Eugen Voicu, both teachers, Dora Pavel graduated from the Decebal College in Deva (1964), and the Faculty of Letters of the Babeş-Bolyai University in Cluj (1969).

She graduated Decebal College in Deva (1964), and the Faculty of Letters of the Babeş-Bolyai University in Cluj (1969). She became professor of Romanian language in Alba Iulia and Deva, then researcher at the Institute of Linguistics and Literary History in Cluj; since 1990, she has worked as editor at the local Radio Station of Cluj, where she specialises in topics of Romanian language and literature.

She made her poetry debut in the literary magazine Steaua (1972), and her editorial debut in the collective volume Alpha '84 (1984) at Dacia Publishing House. She also publishes poetry and prose in such literary magazines as Tribuna, Steaua, Contrapunct, Apostrof, Contemporanul-Ideea Europeană, România literară, Viaţa românească, Poesis, Familia and Vatra.

Works[edit]

Poetry[edit]

  • Naraţiuni întâmplătoare (Casual Narratives), Cluj, Ed. Dacia, 1989.
  • Poemul deshumat (The Exhumed Poem), Cluj, Ed. Dacia, 1994.
  • Creier intermediar (Intermediary Brains), Oradea, Ed. Cogito, 1997.
  • Muncile lui Don Quijote (The Labours of Don Quixote, an anthology), Piteşti, Ed. Paralela 45, 2000.

Short stories[edit]

  • Întoarce-te, Esthera (Come Back, Esthera), Cluj, Ed. „Biblioteca Apostrof”, 1999.
  • Animal în alertă, Cluj, Ed. Dacia XXI, 2010

Novels[edit]

Interviews[edit]

  • Armele seducţiei (Weapons of Seduction; Dialogues), Cluj, Casa Cărţii de Ştiinţă, 2007.
  • Rege şi ocnaş (King and Prisoner), Cluj, Casa Cărţii de Ştiinţă, 2008.
  • Gheorghe Grigurcu, O provocare adresată destinului. Convorbiri cu Dora Pavel, Satu Mare, Pleiade, 2009.

Anthologies[edit]

  • Young Poets of a New Romania, London & Boston, Forest Books, 1991.
  • Transylvanian Voices. An Anthology of Contemporary Poets of Cluj-Napoca, Iaşi, The Center for Romanian Studies, 1997.
  • Vid Tystnadens Bord, Stockholm, Symposion, 1998.
  • Poètes roumains contemporains, Ottawa, Écrits des Forges, 2000.
  • Il romanzo rumeno contemporaneo (1989-2010). Teorie e proposte di lettura, a cura di Nicoleta Nesu, edizione italiana di Angela Tarantino, premessa di Luisa Valmarin, Bagatto Libri, Roma, 2010.
  • Fiction 16: Contemporary Romanian Prose, Iaşi, Ed. Polirom, 2010.

Editions[edit]

  • Biblia de la Blaj (1795) (The Bible of Blaj), Rome (in collaboration with Tipografia Vaticana), 2000

Affiliations[edit]

Awards[edit]

  • Romanian Academy's Award, Timotei Cipariu (2000)
  • Romanian Writers' Union Award for fiction (2003)
  • The I. D. Sârbu Award of The Writers’ Union, Cluj (2006)
  • The Pavel Dan Award of The Writers’ Union, Cluj (2007, 2010)
  • The Best Book of the Year - Literary Journalism Award of The Writers’ Union, Cluj (2007)
  • The Ion Agârbiceanu Award of The Writers’ Union, Cluj (2013)

References[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Petru Poantă, Dicţionar de poeţi. Clujul contemporan (Dictionary of Poets. The Contemporary Cluj), Cluj, Ed. Clusium, 1999, pp. 141–143.
  • Ion Bogdan Lefter, Scriitori români din anii '80-'90. Dicţionar bio-bibliografic (Romanian Writers of the '80s and '90s. Bio-Bibliographic Dictionary), vol. III, Piteşti, Ed. Paralela 45, 2001, pp. 27–28.
  • Laurenţiu Ulici, Prima verba, vol. IV, Bucureşti, Ed. Muzeul Literaturii Române, 2004, pp. 345–346.
  • Henri Zalis, O istorie condensată a literaturii române (1880–2000) (A Concise History of Romanian Literature), vol. I, Târgovişte, Ed. Bibliotheca, 2005, pp. 193–195.
  • Dicţionarul general al literaturii române (The General Dictionary of Romanian Literature), P-R, Bucureşti, Ed. Univers Enciclopedic, 2006, pp. 109–110.
  • Aurel Sasu, Dicţionarul biografic al literaturii române (The Biographic Dictionary of Romanian Literature), M-Z, Piteşti, Ed. Paralela 45, 2006, p. 310.
  • Dicţionar analitic de opere literare româneşti (The Analytic Dictionary of Romanian Literary Works), final edition, vol. I, Cluj, Casa Cărţii de Ştiinţă, 2007, pp. 20–22.

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