Matéi Visniec

Matéi Visniec is a multi-award-winning Romanian-born novelist, playwright, poet, and journalist. He has been based in Paris since 1987, where he is a journalist at Radio France Internationale. Visniec’s career is situated at the confluence of languages and cultures: he writes his dramas in French and his fiction and poetry in Romanian. Visniec is the recipient of several awards including the 2016 Jean Monnet Award for European Literature for the novel The Merchant of First Sentences, Lifetime Achievement Award from the Romanian Union of Theatre Practitioners–UNITER (2015), Poetry Awardof the Romanian Union of Writers (1984),  Drama Awardof the Romanian Union of Writers (2002, 1999), Drama Awardof the Academy of Romania (1998), Award of The French Society of Authors and Composers (1994) and multiple awards at the Avignon OFF Festival.

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