- FLORESCU, Catalin Dorain
- Catalin Dorain Florescu
is now a Swiss citizen but was born in Timisoara, Romania, in 1967.
Although he left Romania in 1976, first for Italy and then for the
United States, he returned to his native country after only eight
months. In the summer of 1982, he finally fled with his parents to
the West. From that time on, he has been residing in Zurich. After
graduating from university, he worked as a psychotherapist in drug
rehabilitation for six years. He has been a freelance writer since
December 2001. He mainly writes prose texts, some of which have been
translated into Romanian, Dutch, and Spanish. His works include three
novels with Pendo Verlag in Zurich: Wunderzeit (2001), Der
kurze Weg nach Hause (2002), and Der blinde Masseur
(2006). The author's homepage is www.florescu.ch.
Vol. 8, No. 2/3 is the first publication of the original German-language
text "Die Nacht davor," although the story was awarded the
2003 Dienemann Foundation literary competition prize on the topic
of flying, and versions of it have been broadcast on the radio (Deutschlandfunk,
2005) and performed on stage (Sandkorn Theater in Karlsruhe, 2006).
He is one
of the participants in the "Conversations of German Immigrants,"
which was compiled by Maximilian Dorer for German, Feuer, Lebenslust,
publication and is printed in English in Vol. 9, No. 1/2.
Die Nacht davor (The Night Before): Vol. 8, No. 2/3
Lebenslust, (Stuttgart: J.G. Cotta'sche Buchhandlung Nachfolger
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