Dan Lungu (b. 1969) is a lecturer in Sociology at “Al.I. Cuza” University, Jassy. Post-doctoral studies at the Sorbonne. Editor of Au Sud de l’Est magazine. In 2001 and 2002, he was editor-in-chief of Timpul (Time) cultural review. Published books : Edges (poetry, 1996), Pass the Phlegm Plate Round (short prose, 1999), The Construction of Identity in a Totalitarian Society : A Sociological Study of Writers (2003), Retail Prose (short stories, 1st edition : 2003, 2nd edition : Polirom, 2008), Ground-floor Wedding (theatre, 2003), Hens’ Heaven (Faux Novel of Rumours and Mysteries) (Polirom, 1st edition: 2004, 2nd edition, 2007), Good Guys (short prose, Polirom, 2005), and I’m a Communist Biddy ! (Polirom, 2007 ; the novel is currently being made into a feature film, directed by Stere Gulea, screenplay by Lucian Dan Teodorovici). The novel Hens’ Heaven has been translated into French (Le Paradis des Poules, Éditions Jacqueline Chambon, 2005), German (Das Hühnerparadies, Residenz Verlag, 2007), and Slovenian (Kokosji Rai, Apokalipsa, 2007). I’m a Communist Biddy ! has been translated into French (Je suis une vieille coco !, Éditions Jacqueline Chambon, 2008) and Hungarian (Egy komcsi nyanya vagyok !, Jelenkor, 2008). The collection of short stories Good Guys has also been translated into German (Klasse Typen, Drava Verlag, 2007). Dan Lungu is the author of the plays Knife to the Bone (performed at Green Hours, Monday Theatre, Bucharest, 2002) and Ground-floor Wedding (reading and performance at the Odeon Theatre, 2003 ; reading and performance at the Luceafărul Theatre, 2006, as part of the DramatIS project). Website: http://www.danlungu.eu.