Bedros Horasangian - prose writer. Also essayist, journalist and poet. Born on November 18th 1945 in Bucharest. He is the son of Ovanes Horasangian, an engineer, and of Nadia Horasangian.
After graduating from “Spiru Haret” secondary school in 1965, he attended the courses of the Polytechnical Institute in Bucharest where he graduated from in 1970. In the ‘70s he worked in the field of hydroelectric engineering (ground work, research and design). He made his debut in print with short prose.
His first book was Midnight Rainbow / Curcubeul de la miezul noptii (Cartea Româneasca, 1984). He contributed short prose, essays and articles to almost all literary magazines in Romania. After 1990, he published extensively in newspapers and journals, especially in “22” and “Ararat
After his first book, he published: The Close of the Edition / inchiderea editiei (short prose, Cartea Româneasca, 1984); Ioanid Park / Parcul Ioanid (short prose, Eminescu, 1986); The Waiting Room / Sala de aşteptare (novel, Cartea Româneasca. 1987): Off the Coast / in larg (novel. Eminescu, 1989); The Farewell Orange / Portocala de adio (short prose. Dacia, 1989); The Mysterious Man in Black or the Hour of the Meloman / Misteriosul om in negru sau ora melomanului (novei, 1992); The Armenians’ Encyclopedia / Enciclopedia armenilor (novei, Kadet, 1994); Bonjour, People! / Bonjour, popor! (journalism, ALL, 1995); European Integration / Integrarea europeana (poetry. Nemira, 1997); Snow in Springtime / Zapada mieilor (novei, Cartea Româneasca, 1998).
He was present in the anthologies: The Competition Continues. The ‘80s Generation in Literary Criticism / Competitia continua. Generatia ‘80 in texte teoretice (Vlasie, 1994). Short Fiction of the ‘80s Generation / Generatia ‘80 in proza scurta edited by Gheorghe Craciun and Viorel Marineasa (Paralela 45, 1998), and Experiment in Post-War Romanian Literature / Experimentul literar românesc postbelic (Paralela 45, 1998). The author’s prose was translated into French, English, German, and Russian. He received the following awards: the award for debut of the Writers’ Union in Romania (1994); the “Ion Creanga” award of the Romanian Academy (1987).
He is a member of the Writers’ Union in Romania. Critical opinions on the author’s books were published by: Mircea Iorgulescu - Archipelago in Expansion / Arhipelag in expansiune (“România literara”, no. 3/1985); Ion Vlad - Our Universe of Every Day... / Universul nostru, cel de toate zilele... (“Tribuna”, February 7, 1985); George Pruteanu - Bedros Horasangian: “Midnight Rainbow” / Bedros Horasangian: “Curcubeul de la miezul noptii” (“Convorbiri literare”, February 1985); loan Groşan - A Syamese Book / O carte siameza (“Amfiteatru”, no. 2/1985); Eugen Simion - Cinema Stories / Povestiri cinematografice (“Flacara”, no. 15/1985); Virgil Podoaba -”The Close of the Edition” by Bedros Horasangian / “inchiderea editiei” de Bedros Horasangian (“Familia”, no. 2/1986); Ion Bogdan Lefter - The Life and Work of a Typical Character / Viata şi opera unui personaj tip (“Astra”, no. 7/1987); Marian Papahagi - The Voices of the Novel / Vocile romanului (“Tribuna”, no. 17/1988); Al. Calinescu - The Novels Within a Novel / Romanele dintr-un roman (“Cronica”, no. 13/1988).