Tatiana Niculescu Bran announced on her Facebook page that newly elected president Klaus Iohannis proposed to her to be his spokesperson.
“The newly elected president of Romania, Mr. Klaus Iohannis, proposed to me to be his spokesperson and communication advisor. I am honoured that he has thought of me. I put the book I had started to write aside and become, from a person of words, a spokesperson”, Niculescu Bran wrote on Facebook.
Who is Tatiana Niculescu Bran
Tatiana Niculescu Bran graduated the Letters Department of the University in Bucharest and the European Journalism Institute in Brussels. From 1995 to 2004, she was an editor for the Romanian department of Radio BBC World Service, in London, according to the website of publisher Polirom.
From 2004 to 2008, she was the manager of the BBC World Service station in Bucharest. In 2006, she published the first nonfiction novel in Romanian literature, Deadly Confession, followed in 2007 by The Book of Judges.
The two novels were dramatized by the author into a theatre play, premiered in New York, in 2007, in a performance directed by Andrei Serban. The same books inspired the film “Beyond the Hills”, directed by Cristian Mungiu, a masterwork that won two awards at the Cannes Film Festival in 2012.
In 2010, Liternet published her work “Brancusi versus the USA”, an innovative approach of the famous similarly named trial initiated by the famous Romanian sculptor Brancusi against the American state in 1926. At the Polirom Publishing House, Tatiana Niculescu Bran also released “Nights of the Patriach” (2011), “In the Land of God” (2012) the second edition of “Deadly Confession” (2012; and an Italian translation of the book in 2013), as well as the second edition of “The Book of Judges” (2013).