O. Nimigean

 O. Nimigean was born on 19 July 1962. He graduated from the Alexandru I. Cuza University in Jassy with a Degree in Philology in 1988. Collections of poems: Selected Writings (Pan, 1992), Weekend among Mutants (Pan, 1993), Adieu, Adieu, Dear Poems (Outopos, 1999), Planet Zero (Junimea, 2001), Nicolina Blues (Cartea Româneascã, 2007; winner of the Observator Cultural Prize, the "Transilvania" magazine Prize, and the "Mişcarea literară" magazine Prize, shortlisted for the "Cuvîntul" magazine Prize and the Union of Romanian Writers Prize). Prose: Mortido (Versus, Jassy, 2003; National Prize for Prose awarded by "Ziarul de Iaşi"). Criticism and journalism: Intertias of Transition, Altruisms and Bahlui Literary Alluvia (with Flori Stănescu, Vremea, 2006). He has edited the anthologies: Ozone Friendly. Jassy, Literary Reconfigurations (T, 2002) and Hat jemand etwas gefragt? Lyrikanthologie CLUB 8 – Jassy, Rumänien (with Michael Astner, 2005, Versus) and Oesterreichisches Gegenwartsprosa (with Michael Astner and Johannes Gelich, Wieser Verlag, 2005). His work appears in the anthologies Strieflicht. Eine Auswahl zeitgenössischer rumänischer Lyrik (DionyssosVerlag, 1994), City of Dreams and Whispers (Centre for Romanian Studies, 1998), Club 8 Poetry (T, 2001), Speaking the Silence (Paralela 45, 2001), Grenzverkehr. Literarische Streifzüge zwischen Ost und West (Drava Verlag, 2006), A Critical Panorama of Twentieth-Century Romanian Poetry (Pontica, 2007), and New European Poets (Graywolf Press, 2008). Polirom has published two of his novels: And Juniper Roots for Their Meat (2010) and the second edition of Mortido (2013)


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