Doina Ruști

Bio

Curriculum Laboris

DOINA RUȘTI is one of the most appreciated female voices of contemporary literature. Translated into many languages, invited to numerous book fairs and international events. She became famous mainly due to her well-written novels, covering a wide variety of topics, most of which are published by Polirom. Some of her novels are: The Ghost at the Mill (2008), an ample novel about Romanian communism, awarded the Prize for Prose of The Romanian Writers' Union, Zogru (2006), republished in Top10+ Collection, and, Lizoanca at the Age of 11 (2009), awarded The “Ion Creangă” Prize of The Romanian Academy.

The bestseller The Phanariot Manuscript (2015) opens a historical fiction series, which includes the recent novel: Mâța Vinerii (2017).

Doina Ruști lives in Bucharest, she is a professor and a script writer.

Polirom Publishing, 2017

Doina Ruști

www.doinarusti.ro

moments

*Institutional affiliation: *

National University of Drama and Film, Bucharest,"I.L. Caragiale” (UNATC), Bucharest. Research Department

Bucharest University

Member of The Writers' Union of Romania

Member of PEN Club

BOOKS

fiction

Mâța Vinerii (The Book of the Perilous Dishes), novel, Polirom, 2017

Manuscrisul fanariot (The Phanariot Manuscript), novel, Polirom Publishing, 2015, 2016

Mămica la două albăstrele, novel, Polirom Publishing, 2013

Patru bărbați plus Aurelius (Four men plus Aurelius), novel, Polirom, Iași, 2011

Cămașa în carouri și alte 10 întâmplări din București (The checkered shirt and 10 other episodes from Bucharest), a puzzle novel, Polirom, Iași, 2010

Lizoanca la 11 ani (Lizoanca at the age of eleven), novel, Ed. Trei, București, 2009 (București), 2012 (Milano), 2013 (Berlin), 213 (Granada), 2015 (Budapesta), 2016 (Skopje), 2017 (Polirom).

Fantoma din moară (The Ghost in the Mill)*, * novel, Ed. Polirom, Iași, 2008

Zogru, Ed. Polirom, Iași, novel, 2006, 2010 (Sofia), 2010 (Roma, Catania), 2013 (Budapesta), 2018 (Santiago de Chile)

Omulețul roșu (The Little Red Man), novel, Ed. Vremea, București, 2004, 2012 (Firenze).

Translated work

Eliza (Lizoanca) trans. Alexandra Kaitozis, Antolog, 2015, Skopje
Eliza a los once años, Ediciones Traspiés, Granada, 2014 (trans Enrique Nogueras)

L i z o a n c a tizenegy évesen trans. Szenkovics Enikő Orpheusz Kiadó, Budapest, 2015

Fenerlilere ait elyasmasi eser (Manuscrisul fanariot), frag, trans. Leila Unal, Sözcükler , 58, aprilie, 2015, Istanbul

35 minutes après (trad. Anna Marquer-Passicot), Levure littéraire, nr 10, 2015.

Zogru, Sétatér Kulturális Egyesület, 2014, prin bursa "Franyó Zoltán", oferită de guvernul maghiar (trans Szenkovics Enikő)

Lizoanca, Horlemann Verlag, Berlin, 2013 (trad Jan Cornelius)

Lisoanca, Rediviva Edizioni, Milano, 2013 (trad Ingrid Beatrice Coman)

Apart. 26, trans. Oana Ursulesku, Koracic, Belgrad, 2013

L’omino rosso, Nikita Editore, Firenze, 2012 (trad Roberto Merlo)

Bill Clinton’s Hand, Bucharest Tales, New Europe Writers, 2011, (coord:A. Fincham, J. G Coon, John a’Beckett)

K a r e l i gomlek ve Bukreș'teki Bașka On Hadise (Cămașa în carouri și alte 10 întâmplări din București), trans. Cristina Dincer, Kalem Kultur Yaynlari, Istanbul, 2011

I miei ginecologi, in Compagne di viaggio, Sandro Teti Editore, 2011 (trad Anita Bernacchia) (coord Radu Pavel Gheo, Dan Lungu)

Ura pri univerzi, Zgodbe iz Romunije, Sodobnost International, Ljubljiana, 2011

Zogru (trad. Roberto Merlo), Ed Bonanno, 2010, Roma

L’omino rosso (trad Roberto Merlo) în Il romanzo romeno contemporaneo, Ed. Bagatto Libri, 2010, Roma.

Zogru (frag.) și prezentare biobibliografică, în 11 books contemporary romanian prose, Ed. Polirom, 2006, traducere de Alistair Ian Blyth

Zogru (roman), Balkani Publishing House, Sofia, trad: Vasilka Alexova, 2008.

Invingătorul - antologia revistei Nagyvilag (trad. Noémi László), Budapesta , sept/ 2010

Cristian (trad. în fr. Linda Maria Baros), Paris, rev Le Bateau Fantôme , no. 8, 2009, ed. Mathieu Hilfiger

Cristián (trad. Sebastián Teillier), Madrid, rev. El fantasma de la glorieta, nr. 16/2008,

The begining (poem), in Under a Quicksilver Moon, 2002, SUA, Library of Congress,

Dicţionar de simboluri din opera lui Mircea Eliade (frag.) în La Jornada Semanal, nr. 455; 456, 2003 (traducere: José Antonio Hernández García)

Nonfiction

Dictionar de teme si simboluri din literatura româna (Dictionary of Symbols in Romanian Literature), the 2nd. Edition, Polirom, Iasi, 2009, ISBN: 978-973-46-1512-4

Scriitori români, Ed. Niculescu, București, 2008, ISBN: 978-973-74-8140-5

Bestiarul cantemirian (The Bestiary of Dimitrie Cantemir), Ed. Universitas XXI, Iasi, 2007, ISBN: 973-568-884-0

Enciclopedia culturii umaniste , (The Encyclopaedia of the Humanist Culture), the 2nd. Edition, Ed. Paralela 45, Pitesti, 2006, ISBN: 973-697-887-7

Mesajul subliminal în comunicarea actuala (The Subliminal Message in Current Communication), Ed. Tritonic, 2005 , ISBN: 973-733-010-2

Dictionar de simboluri din opera lui Mircea Eliade (Dictionary of Symbols in Mircea Eliade's Work) the 3rd. Ed. Tritonic, Buc., 2005, ISBN: 973-733-031-5

*Presa culturala * (The Cultural Press), Ed. Fundatia PRO, Buc., 2002, 973-8434-01-7 etc.

Didactics Books

Literatură universală, Ed. Paralela 45, Pitesti, 2007, ISBN: 5948362022900

Limba și literatura romînă pt clasa a XII, Ed. Paralela 45, Pitesti 2007, ISBN 978-973-47-0141-4

Bacalaureat, Ed Humanitas, ISBN: 973-28-0871-3

Articles​

The Freedom in the 18th Century, Cinematographic Art, nr 17, 2015 (ERIHPLUS)

A Greek Who Gave Up His Freedom in the Eightheenth Century: An Unpubished Document, Eightheenth Century Studies, vol 47, nr 4, Summer 2014 (ISI)

The Film Actor versus The Theater Actor: "Cazul Gavrilescu" (The Gavrilescu Case) and "Pescuit sportiv" (Hooked), European Scientific Journal, vol 10, nr 5 2014, (ISI) . (coautor)

Information and Cinematographic Vision in the Documentary. Case study (Light Video Production Studio) - Cinematographic Art &Documentation, nr. 9, 2012, ISSN: 1844-2803, pp. 23-29. (CNCS, B)

Communication Resources and the Consequences of Linguistic Censorship: The Red Man - rev. Semiotica (Editor in-chief. Marcel Danesi, Mouton de Gruyter), ISSN: 0037-1998, vol 172 - 1/4, p. 261-269, 2008 (ISI)

Hypermnésie et évasion: Funes el memorioso (Louis Jorge Borges) et Tinerețe fără tinerețe (Youth Without Youth) (Mircea Eliade) - Philologica Jassyensia, The Institute of Romanian Philology A. Philippide, Iași,  IIIrd. year, nr. 3/2007.ISSN: 1841-5377, pp. 235-241 (CNCS, B)

Witchcraft and Manipulation in a Romanian Chronicle Dating from the Beginning of the 18th Century, Romanian Journal of Sociology. Romanian Academy, The Institute of Sociology, the Association of Sociologists from Romania (red. sef Ioan Mihailescu), ISSN: 1220-3688, Vol. 18, nr. 1-2 (2007), p. 103-106 (CNCS, B)

L'espace de la mémoire dans l'oeuvre de Mircea Eliade, Studia Universitatis, Philologica, Babes-Bolyai, nr. 4, 2007, ISSN v. print: 1220-0484, pp 49-58 (ISI)

Simbolismul drumului, ca evadare din ipseitate, (The Symbolism of the Road, as an Escape from Ipseity), The Annals of Ștefan cel Mare University, Suceava, The Philology Series, B. Literature, tom XIII, nr. 1, 2007, (summary in Franch). ISSN: 2069-6787, pp. 79-88 (CNCS, B)

Semioza tipologiei în romanul Patul lui Procust de Camil Petrescu, (The Semiosis of Typology in the Novel „Procust’s Bed” by Camil Petrescu), the Annals of Ștefan cel Mare University, Suceava, The Philology Series, B. Literature, tom XII, nr. 2, 2006, (summary in French), ISSN: 2069-6787 75-8 (CNCS, B)

Le vêtement dans la littérature communiste roumaine, Cinematographic Art & Documentation, Review of Cinematographic Studies, Bucharest, nr.4/2009, ISSN: 1844-2803, pp. 77-80 (CNCS, B)

Valențele narativității ca suport al mesajului mediatic, (The Valences of Narativity as a Support of the Mediatic Message), Psychosociology and Mass-Media, the National Academy of Information Review, number 1/2007, pp 48-53

Les obsessions poétiques de Linda Maria Baros - Buletin de Colloque International

Les Écrivains Du Sud-Est Européen En Quête D’identité, Université Spiru Haret, 2010, ISSN: 978-973-163-445-6, pp. 236-244 

Copiatorii de știri (The News Transcribers), (case study), in vol. Limba de lemn (coord. Ilie Rad), ISBN: 978-606-92290-5-7, Tritonic, 2009, pp. 128-143

Conferences

2015 International Book Fair, Istanbul (conferences, debates)

  1. " The Phanariot Bucharest" at "Tales of Bucharest" / conferences of National Archives of Romania, October 15, 2015

  2. „About writing” - conference in Oradea University, Faculty of Letters, May 6,

2015 „My novels”. Municipal Library, Piatra Neamt, April 29.

  1. "Life beyond life: Value and success in literature." (Conference published) Contemporary Roman Colloquium, Alba Iulia. Romanian Union of Writers, May

2015. „Narrative techniques in the novel Lizoanca” - ICR Budapest

2015 „Mythologies Bucharest” , International Colloquium of Mythology, Bucharest University (keynote speaker)

2015 Workshops about my novels organized by the Hungarian Writers' Union, Budapest

2014. „Abuse and violence”.Workshop reading public, Barcelona. ICR Madrid and Barcelona University Doctoral School.

2014 Workshop reading public Thursday, Metropolitan Library, Bucharest

2014 Debate about public Zogru novel, International Book Fair, Budapest. 2014. Meeting with readers - Pluz Art, Sf. Gheorghe, Covasna

2013 Workshops + literary reading public. Organizer: Deutsch-Rumänisches Forum, in collaboration with the Embassy of Romania. (13 March). 2011.

2012. About the novel Zogru. * Casa delle Letterature, Roma.* Project funded by Bellonci Foundation.

2012. L'omino rosso. Public lecture at Salone Internazionale del Libro. Torino

2011. About my novels. Public lecture. Granada University.

  1. Zogru. Public lecture at Salone Internazionale del Libro. Torino* *

2010. Romanian literature. Public discussion. Lectures. Moscow International Open Book Festival, Moscova.

  1. Romanian communism and the novel The Ghost in the mill. Public lecture, Frankfurt Book Fair.

  2. The Ghost in the mill . Public discussion and lectures at municipal Library, Torino, mai, 2009.

  3. Romanian literature in translation. Public discussion at Salone Internazionale del Libro. Torino (coord. Prof. Marco Cugno and Roberto Merlo, Torino University)

  4. Balkanik symbols in Zogru. Books Festival, Plovdiv. Coord. Prof. Bojidar Kuncev

2008. The Ghost in the mill . Public discussion and lectures at Österreichische Gesellschaft für Literatur, Viena

  1. Plagiarism in News (case study) - National Symposium Journalism „Limba de lemn in presa – ieri si azi”, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca

  2. The Subliminal power of Fiction. Literature and Film - Aula Magna, Al. I. Cuza, University, Iasi

2007. European Literature, Public lecture at Romanian Cultural Institute, Budapesta.

  1. The Scientific Session The dynamic of intelligence. National Intelligence Academy , Bucharest

FILMOGRAPHY

  1. Director:

  2. Umbra perfidă a unei iubiri (The insidious shadow of love), SM, fiction

Ascona Film Festival, 2017

Festival Dona i Cinema – Mujer y Cine – Woman & Film, Spania, 2017

Cinefest, Los Angeles, 2017

GOLDEN BRIDGE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, Moscova, 2017

185 de ani de existență a ANR (Homage to the National Archives of Romania), Documentary

  1. Cristian (written&directed by Doina Rusti), SM, fiction, 2015. Selected at Goa Festival; CineFest, Los Angeles; Corner Cannes; Independent Film Festival and Windsor Festival; Christian Film (Award for Best Foreign Film); Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest, 2015,

National Archives (written&directed by Doina Ruști), documentary.

Romanian Litterature (written&directed by Doina Ruști), documentary.

Writer:

Nuns witch (directed byMarius Barna), L documentary, docudrama, CNC project financing. in post-production

Sun Dance (directed by Cornel Gheorghita), documentary, L, financed by CNC, 2015

Treasure naive (dir. Copel Moscu), documentary, financed by the CNC 2015 post-prod.

Servant Greek (regain: Germain Kanda), documentary, docu-drama, Elephant Film, co romanao-Swiss project ORW, 2015

  1. Cream truffles, LM, fiction, Libra Film (Tudor Giurgiu) project funded CNC. Developing.

35 minutes after (directed Cristi Toporan), fiction, Short.

  1. Fraud, directed by Cristian Panaitescu independently , fiction, short.

    1. Apartment 26,, indep. (Directed by Alexandra Băilă), fiction, short.

Dialogues and adaptation

  1. Miracle at Tekir (directed by Ruxandra Zenide), Elephant Film, Zurich

  2. LM, fiction, 2015 (completed) Award best picture Swiss, Zurich, 2015:

In Vitro Magdalenae (directed by Andrei Gruzniczki) - in work

  1. Apartamentul 26, după povestirea omonimă, SM, indep. (regia: Alexandra Băilă) 2007.

Adultery - (directed by Catalin Mitulescu), LM, fiction / in progress

*LITERARY PRIZES *

Ateneu (literary magazine) Prize for Prose, 2015

The Romanian Academy Prize (“Ion Creangă”), 2011

The Romanian Writers' Union Prize for Best Prose/2008

The Prize of the Bucharest Writers’ Association/2007
Convorbiri literare (literary magazine) Prize for Prose, 2006

Nomination for The Book of the Year Award 2008, 2016

REWARDS

Diploma for supporting National Archives (ANR), 2016

The Golden Medal of "Schitul Darvari", for Literary Activity, 2008

Excellence in Teaching - National Award (2000)

About

In my opinion, the confidence, the artistry of portrayal, the exact and original description of the environment, the quest for a subtle epic crescendo, the illusion of stagnation make Doina Ruști a first class prose writer in current literature.’

( Nicolae Breban, when granting the Award of Romanian Academy, 2011)

Extraordinarias cualidades litterarias. (Antonio J. Hbero, La Opinion, 3 01 2015)

Un’ironica e seducente storia,.” (Giuseppe Ortolano – Il Venerdì di Repubblica, 23 marzo, 2012, nr 1253)

Stupefacente è il fuocco di fila di trovate di espressioni pungenti e fulminanti que l'autrice escogita per descrivere situazioni e stati d'animo della sua protagonista. (Alessandra Iadicicco. La Stampa, nr 1815, 12 mai, 2012)

"Fa il verso ai noir fantastici la brava scrittrice rumena Doina Rusti, che ha dato alle stampe Lisoanca , storia di un’undicenne checontagia con la sua sifilide un intero villaggio, mietendo vittime anchetra le coetanee, salvopoirivelarsi una creatura immaginaria venuta da un altro mondo. Il libro si ispira anche ai grandi romanzi «sanitari», come La peste di Camus, dove il crimine attecchisce più facilmente in un contesto di malattia diffusa. questi sono certamente i modelli." (Gianluca Veneziani, Libero, 18 05, 2013)

"Mit ihrem erschütternden Buch über Gewalt an Kindern macht sie sich auch bei uns einen Namen. Das Buch geht unter die Haut und ist eine schwere Kost. Der anspruchsvolle Stil steht im Gegensatz zu der brutaen Handlung." (Martina Freier, ekz)

…even the smallest detail of the novel is veridical…

(Magyar Nemzet, 31 decembrie 2015)

http://mno.hu/konyvesirodalom/ezek-voltak-2015-legjobb-konyvei-1321445

Una historia muy admirable, por cierto, muy bien narrada. Muy recomendable. (Miguel Baquero, La tormenta en un vaso, 16 12. 2014)

In short

- Approx 20 academic books

- 50 scientific articles

- 30 citations in Worldcat

299 citations in Google Scholar

- 8 novels (fiction)

- 6 screenplays (fiction)

- 5 screenplays - documentary

Committees (member): CNC AFCN, ICR,

Doctoral committees: Bucharest University, Sorbonne, Paris 4.