Carmen Bugan

Carmen Bugan

 

<p style="\&quot;margin-top:" 0\"="">Carmen Bugan is the author of Crossing the Carpathians, a collection of poetry. Having fled Romania as a teenager, she was educated at the University of Michigan and Balliol College, Oxford, where she obtained a doctorate in English literature. She lives near Geneva with her husband and two young children.


Five books that should be on Mark Zuckerberg's reading list

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced at the weekend that he's starting a book club. They'll read and discuss a book every two weeks. Only the first book has been chosen so far (The End of Power by Moises Naim), so we've compiled a list of Picador books that fit the book club's criteria of emphasizing learning about new cultures, beliefs, histories and technologies. 

How writing a book answered a thirty-year-old question

How writing a book answered a thirty-year-old question

Carmen Bugan always wondered what effect her father's one-man protest against Ceaucescu in 1983 had on her fellow Romanians. Two years after her book Burying the Typewriter was published, she found out about the impact he had on one man's life.

Seven tributes to remarkable women

Seven tributes to remarkable women

To celebrate International Women's Day on 8 March, I asked a few of Picador's female authors to write a short paragraph about the woman that most inspired them and why. As the responses came in I laughed, got goosebumps, and felt a tear or two brewing. This collection of voices tells of remarkable women. Some stories are funny, some moving; all will – I hope – leave you feeling inspired.