Francis Flournoy Professor of European Culture & Writer-in-Residence, Bard College
Holtzbrinck Fellow - Class of Fall 2005
Acclaimed Romanian émigré writer Norman Manea has been a member of the Bard College faculty since 1989 and is the author of 22 volumes of fiction and essays. Among numerous honors, he has received the United States MacArthur and Guggenheim fellowships, the National Jewish Book Award, and the Literary Lion Medal by the State Library of New York, has been awarded Italy’s International Nonino Prize for Literature, and been elected a member of the Berlin Academy of Art. His memoir The Hooligan’s Return received France’s Prix Médicis Étranger in 2006. In 2007, he was awarded the Order of Cultural Merit by the President of Romania and in 2008 received honorary degrees in literature from the University of Bucharest and Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj, Romania. In 2009, the French Ministry of Culture conferred upon him the most title of Commandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.