Norman Manea is a Romanian writer, living in New York City. His writing comprises novels, essays, short prose and his topic is, mainly, the individual destiny in extreme situations (holocaust, communist dictatorship, exile). In 2014, the Romanian Writers Union proposed his name as a Nobel candidate, as did – in previous years – the Romanian and Swedish PEN and several scholars in Romanian literature.
Mr. Manea is in Miami as part of the Betsy / FIU Exile Writer Residency program. Previous participants were Zimbabwean poet, Chenjerai Hove and writer (and Ritchie Boy), Guy Stern. Mr. Manea will speak at FIU on the subject of exile, and will present his book at The Betsy for an Arts Salon (on Thursday, 2/26).
For more information on FIU’s Exile Studies, visit their website.
To register for the Book Salon here at The Betsy, REGISTER HERE.