Daniel Bănulescu

Country ...................... Romania
City ............................. Bucharest
Category .................... Literature
Recommended by BMEIA
Period of stay ............ Aug 14 - Sep 14

Published work
Novels:

2009
Fugi din viata ta, revoltatoare si sluta, in cartea mea (“Flee from your revolting, hideous life and into my book”)
Cartea Romaneasca Publishing House.
2008
Cel mai bun roman al tuturor timpurilor(“The best novel of all times”)
Cartea Romaneasca Publishing House.
1998
Cei sapte regi ai orasului Bucuresti, (“The seven kings of the city of Bucharest”)
Nemira Publishing House.

Theater:
2005
Cine a castigat Razboiul Mondial al Religiilor? (“Who won the world war of religions?”)
Muzeul Literaturii Romane Publishing House.

Poetry:
2010
Ce bine e sa fii Daniel Banulescu ( “How good is to be Daniel Banulescu” )
Cartea Romaneasca Publishing House.
2002
Daniel, al rugaciunii. (“Daniel, of the Prayer”)
Cartea Romaneasca Publishing House.
1997
Balada lui Daniel Banulescu (“The Ballad of Daniel Banulescu”)
Cartea Romaneasca Publishing House.
1993
Te voi iubi pan la sfarsitul patului. (“I”ll love you to the end of the bed”)
Cartea Romaneasca Publishing House.
 
Translations:
2010
Daniel Banulescu (“Who won the World War of Religions?”), Theatre, English translation by Alistair Ian Blyth.
University of Plymouth Press, United Kingdom
2009
Daniel Banulescu “Was schon ist und dem Daniel gefallt”
Poetry translation into German by Ernest Wichner.
Merz-Solitude publishing house, Stuttgart
2005
Daniel Banulescu “Ich küsse dir den Hintern, Geliebter Führer!
Novel, German translation by Aranca Munteanu, Edition Per Procura, Wien, Lana
2003
Daniel Banulescu “Schrumpeln wirst du wirst eine exotische Frucht sein”
Poetry, German translation by Ernest Wichner.
Edition Per Procura, Wien, Lana
2003-2013
Various poems and chapters have and/or are being translated into French, Serbian, Italian, Slovakian, Macedonian

Prizes and Fellowships
2012
Literary fellowship in Paris for one month (December) awarded by Romanian Cultural Institute.
2012
Cultural fellowship in “European Residence Programme for Writers” Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzogovina, for one month (May)                           
2008
Cultural fellowship and residence in Stuttgart, awarded by Akademie Schloss Solitude for 8 months (April- November 2008)
2005
The European poetry prize (together with the writer and translator Ernest Wichner), awarded by Munster city, Germany.
2004-2005
Cultural fellowship DAAD in Berlin, awarded by the German government for 12 months (October 2004-September 2005)
2003
Fellowship for creation and residence in Vienna, awarded by KulturKontakt Austria.
1998
The Romanian Academy Award for the novel: “Cei sapte regi ai orasului Bucuresti” (“The seven kings of the city of Bucharest”)
1998
Bucharest writers association award for the novel: “ Cei sapte regi ai orasului Bucuresti” (“The seven kings of the city of Bucharest”)
1997
The poet of Bucharest city, awarded by the city hall of Bucharest for the book of poems: “ Balada lui Daniel Banulescu” (“Daniel Banulescu’s Ballad”)
1993
The Writers’ Association Debut Prize for the book of poems: “ Te voi iubi pana la sfarsitul patului” (“I will love you to the end of the bed”)


Participations at international festivals
2013
Poetry International Festival Rotterdam
2012
Sarajevo Poetry Festival   
2010
Poetry evenings organized by the Romanian Cultural Institute in Stockholm, Sweden.
2009
International poetry festival “Oskar Pastior” Sibiu, Romania
2006
International theatre festival Sibiu, Romania
2004
International poetry festival Berlin, Germany
2002
Cultural days of Lana, Lana, Italy
2002
Poetry evenings from Struga, the international poetry festival Struga, Macedonia
2001
Days of poetry and wine, The international poetry festival Medana, Slovenia

Projectinfo

“THE  DEVIL  IS  HUNTING  YOUR  HEART”

- novel –
      
In my novel, the Devil visits Bucharest and explores the life of various social groups: artists, thieves, ordinary people and leaders of the Romanian Communist Party.
The plot is placed in 1988, during the year of supreme terror of Nicolae Ceausescu’s political regime.
The people endures hunger, cold and lack of freedom and is about to raise up against Ceausescu’s regime.
The Devil knows from the Relevation Book of the Bible that during the Last Day he is about to get caught and enchained in the Depth’s Prison.
Knowing this, the Devil is trying to get earlier a key of the Depth’s Prison, enabling him to escape from this jail on the Last Day.
A skilled witch informs Has Satan that the Prison’s key can be manufactured in Bucharest.
Will the Devil be able to get that key?