“Simion Liftnicul” (“Simeon the Liftite”) – 2001
Book of the Year 2006 in the Czech Republic, the Magnesia Litera Prize
Now, “Simion Liftnicul” is translated in Croatian, Italian, German, Bulgarian, Spanish.
“I’ve started writing fictions out of a psychoanalytical superstition, hoping that in this way the demon of my neurosis would devour itself. By writing, by plunging into my own dreams and breathing within them like some amphibious creature, I have gradually discovered that the reality of fiction is stronger, or at least richer in meaning than the fragmentary.” Petru Cimpoesu