Doctors of Words: William Maz and Adrian Sângeorzan present their new novels at the RCI
Updated: Sep 22
Thrilling new Romanian books in English
Two of the most prolific Romanian-American authors, both revered physicians with a passion for words, return to the Romanian Cultural Institute on June 23 to discuss and read from their most recent books. While different in subject and style, Adrian Sângeorzan’s Vitaly. A Ukrainian-Russian American Story (translated by James Ryan, New Meridian Arts, 2023) and William Maz’s The Bucharest Legacy. The Rise of the Oligarchs (Oceanview Publishing, 2023) attest the same preference for luxuriant plots, the attraction to twisted characters, and the gift of keeping the reader hooked and bedazzled. A cure of captivating literature!
WILLIAM MAZ was born in Bucharest, Romania, of Greek parents and emigrated to the United States as a child. He is a graduate of Harvard University, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and Yale residency. During his high school and undergraduate years, he developed a passion for writing fiction. He studied writing at Harvard, the New School, The Writer’s Studio in New York City, and with Gordon Lish, and is now writing full time. The Bucharest Legacy is his latest novel and the sequel to The Bucharest Dossier.
ADRIAN SÂNGEORZAN graduated from the Medical School at the University of Cluj-Napoca and worked as a doctor in communist Romania until 1990 when he immigrated to the United States. He lives in New York and works as a specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology. His volume of memoirs and fiction titled Between Two Worlds – Tales of a Women's Doctor (English version: Exiled from the Womb – Tales of a Women's Doctor) was published in two editions and got the Prize for Fiction in Romania. He is the author of several novels and collections of short stories: Among Women, The Tap on the Shoulder, A Circus in Front of My House, and collections of poetry: Over the Lifeline, Voices on a Razor’s Edge (exquisite corpse poems with Carmen Firan), The Anatomy of the Moon, The Span of Memory, Masked World, all bilingual Romanian-English editions. His poetry was translated into German, Spanish, Italian, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Bengali, French, Uzbek etc. He is a member of the Romanian Writers Guild and the American International Library of Poets.
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