M. Dutescu was born in Alexandria in 1979. He is an architect and lectures at the Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism in Bucharest. After winning a competition held by the Cartea Romaneasca publishing house, in 2010 he published the collection of poems and all the joy of those sad years, which went on to win the Iustin Panta and Mihai Eminescu national prizes for literary debut. In 2014 Pandora M. published a second collection of his poems, french an advantage. Uranus Park is his first...
Novel, Ego.Prose series, Polirom, 2014, 272 pages
A young architect is given the opportunity of a lifetime when, shortly after graduating from university, he is recruited by a businessman for a large-scale project in Bucharest. Cast among the development sharks, he is forced constantly to excel himself in order to find a place in the real-estate jungle. He has to forget about family and friends and concentrate on a single goal: survival in a field where any false step might lead to professional catastrophe.
At the Young Writers Gala, Uranus Park won M. Dutescu the prize for Young Prose Writer of the Year.