Philip O CeallaighPhilip O Ceallaigh is the author of two collections of short stories, Notes from a Turkish Whorehouse and The Pleasant Light of Day, both published by Penguin, andis a recipient of the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature. In Romania, both his collections of stories are published by Polirom. His work has been translated into ten languages, adapted for cinema and has appeared in international anthologies, including The Granta Book of the Irish Short Story. His translation from Romanian of Mihail Sebastian’s 1934 novel, For Two Thousand Years, will appear in February 2016 in the prestigious Penguin Classics series. O Ceallaigh’s non-fiction work has appeared and in The Dublin Review, The Irish Times and Granta magazineand been broadcast on BBC Radio 4. In Romania, his essays have appeared in Decat O Revista, and he has received a Superscrieri award. At present he is working on a book about the Jewish world of Eastern Europe and its destruction, as witnessed by its writers. He lives in Bucharest, Romania.
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