Eugen O. Chirovici (pronounced: Eugene O. Kirovitz) was born in Transylvania to a Romanian-Hungarian-German family. He made his literary debut with a collection of short stories, and his first Romanian novel, The Massacre, sold over 100,000 copies.
After graduating from the Romanian Academy of Economics (post-graduate studies at the University of Glasgow and World Bank Group), Eugen started his professional career as a journalist, first running a daily newspaper (The National Courier) and then a TV news channel (B1 TV) and becoming an established public personality in the process. He has published over 1,000 articles in Romania and abroad, and is the author of several non-fiction books, including Rumors That Changed the World: A History of Violence and Discrimination (Rowman and Littlefield, 2014) and Gods, Weapons & Money: The Puzzle of Power (Nortia Press, 2014). He holds doctorates in Economics, Communication, and History, and is a member of the Romanian Academy of Sciences. He is the recipient of several important prizes for journalism. In 2009 he was awarded the Kent Medallion by HRH the Duke of Kent.
Eugen has also published ten novels in Romanian (among them The Second Death, Black Powder, and Labyrinth.com) and numerous short stories. His writing encompasses fiction and non-fiction for adults and young adults. One of his novels was selected won best genre book by the Romanian Ministry of Culture and is currently being developed for the big screen.
Since 2013 Eugen has dedicated his time completely to writing. He currently lives in Brussels.
His first English-language book, The Book of Mirrors, was published in January 2017 by Century in the UK and Emily Bestler Books in the US and has been sold in 40 territories.
His next crime novel, Bad Blood, will be published by Serpent’s Tail in July 2018.
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When big-shot literary agent Peter Katz receives an unfinished manuscript entitled The Book of Mirrors, he is intrigued.
The author, Richard Flynn is writing a memoir about his time at Princeton in the late 80s, documenting his relationship with the famous Professor Joseph Wieder.
One night in 1987, Wieder was brutally murdered in his home and the case was never solved.
Peter Katz is hell-bent on getting to the bottom of what happened that night twenty-five years ago and is convinced the full manuscript will reveal who committed the violent crime.
But other people’s recollections are dangerous weapons to play with, and this might be one memory that is best kept buried.
“Intelligent and sophisticated – a crime story told the way Picasso painted pictures. Highly recommended.” – Lee Child
“An elegant, gripping, multi-layered tale about the illusory nature of truth and memory. I loved it.” – Tammy Cohen
“A literary thriller – complex, gripping and a beautiful read.” – Jenni Murray
Translated in 38 languages