Bogdan O. Popescu (b. 1971, Bucharest) graduated “Gheorghe Lazăr” High School in 1989 and the Faculty of Medicine at the “Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Bucharest in 1996. He holds a Ph.D. (2000) from the same faculty with a thesis on neuronal death, and a second Ph.D. (2004) from Karolinska Institute in Stockholm with a thesis on the physiopathological mechanisms of the Alzheimer disease. Currently he is a neurologist at the Colentina Clinical HospitalinBucharestandauniversitylecturerat“CarolDavila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Bucharest. He first published literary articles in 1987, in the Literary supplement of “Scânteia Tineretului”, and then in several other literary journals. Published volumes (poetry): La revedere, prinţesă! (Good Bye, Princess!, Vinea Publishing House, 1995, for which he received the “Ion Vinea” Grand Prize for First Published Book); Marfă (Commodity, collective anthology, together with Dan Mircea Cipariu, Florin Dumitrescu, Sorin Gherguţ, and Dan Pleşa, Salut, 1996); Poemul de gardă (The Poem On Call, Celsius, 1999); Pisica neagră, pisica moartă (Black Cat, Dead Cat, co-written with poet Traian T. Coşovei, Crater, 2001); Leul de după extravaganţe (The Lion at the End of Our Extravaganzas, Cartea Românească, 2002); Maşinăria de uitare (The Forgetting Mechanism, National, 2004); Poeme în loc de tutun (Poems Instead of Tobacco, Brumar, 2007); Aerobiciclete (Aerobicycles, Brumar, 2010, ASB Award for poetry, 2011). In 2011, he published the short story volume Viață de aruncat (Throw Away Life, Polirom). He is one of the poets included in the poetry anthology Om jaginte fĺr tala med nĺgon nu, Tranan Publishing House, Sweden, 2011, and in the Romanian short story anthology Skräpliv, 2244, Sweden, 2013. He has been a member of the Romanian Writers’ Union since 2002. In 2012 he benefited from a literary residence grant offered by the Romanian Cultural Institute in New York with Ledig House, Omi Art Residence, N.Y., which led to the writing of the volume Cartea dragostei (Book of Love).
Bogdan O. Popescu