Corina Sabau was born in Cimpulung Muscel in 1975. Her debut novel, Block 29, Flat 1 (Polirom, 2009), was awarded the Prize for Debut Noel at the Colloquia on the Romanian Novel held in Alba Iulia and was nominated for the Prometheus and the Observator Cultural awards. The novel was also selected at the First Novel Festival in Chambéry, France. With director Radu Jude, she is the co-author of the screenplay for Everybody in Our Family (Hi Film Productions), which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in 2012 and has won the Grand Prize at the Sarajevo International Film Festival, the Prize for Best Romanian Film at the Transylvania International Film Festival, and the Prize for Best Direction and Audience Prize at the Bucharest International Film Festival. Love, Nothing Less is...
Novel, Ego. Prose series, Polirom, 2012, 200 pages
Everything changes for Mia and Teo that spring morning when they first meet in the lobby of the Ministry of Agriculture. Love comes into their lives, so powerfully that it makes them leave everything else behind. It rids Teo of the suffering caused by separation from his ex-wife and children, whom he loses in the divorce. It helps Mia to regain her self-confidence, to forget that she is nothing but a humble functionary in a dusty ministry. Realising that she has never loved any man the way she loves Teo, she leaves her husband. At her insistence, he agrees to a divorce, resigns from the legal practice where he works, and retires to the countryside, where he takes up beekeeping. Confronted with so many obstacles and a painful past, Mia and Teo imagine that their love has something heroic about it. They decide to join their destinies together, hoping to find tranquillity thereby.