The Romanian Library of the Netherlands together with the Romanian Embassy in the Kingdom of the Netherlands are pleased to invite you to a unique event: a meeting with the Romanian author Dana Grigorcea.
Dana Grigorcea debuted in 2002 in literary Romania with short prose: a travel diary from the Holy Land. She studied German and Dutch at the Faculty of Foreign Languages at the University of Bucharest. She studied theatre and film directing at the University of Brussels and did a master's degree in journalism at the Danube University in Krems.
Since 2007 she has been living in Zurich. She has taught film language at the Film Faculty of the Zurich School of the Arts and has contributed to the literature programme of the Swiss national radio DRS. She currently runs a literary salon in Zürich and, together with her husband, writer Perikles Monioudis, runs the literature blog www.neue-telegramme.ch.
Dana Grigorcea made her literary debut in German in 2011, with the novel Das Leben ist vergänglich wie die Kopfhaare (Baba Rada. Everything in life is as fleeting as hairs) which was well received by the Swiss public. His second novel, Das primäre Gefühl der Schuldlosigkeit (The Primary Feeling of Innocence, also published by Humanitas), was awarded the 3sat Prize at the Ingeborg Bachmann Literaturpreis in Klagenfurt, Austria, in 2015 and was nominated for the Swiss Book Prize Schweizer Literaturpreis. He has also published children's books: Mond-aus! (Turn off the moon!, published in Romanian by Arthur) in 2016 and Einmal Haare Schneiden, bitte in 2018.
Taking advantage of the author's presence at the European Literature Night 2022 event, we invited her to join us at the Romanian Library of the Netherlands, to get to know her better and talk about her books translated into Romanian.
We look forward to welcoming you on 16 June at OBA Oosterdok, starting at 18:30.
Admission is free!