Invitation card from the Welsh Arts Council to a reception (Nov 8th 1974) in Cardiff on the occasion of the presentation of The International Writer's Prize to Eugne Ionesco (with Eugne Ionesco's autograph) 1974; page of jottings made by Eugne Ionesco during a public discussion on his attitude to commitment, held at University College Swansea, November 9 1974.
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Eugne Ionesco was born c1909 in Slatina, Romania. His father was a Romanian civil servant and his mother was french. In 1911 the family moved to Paris and Ionesco's first language was french. In 1936 he married Rodica Burileanu. He was a lecturer and critic in Bucharest before settling in Paris in 1938. Ionesco was a renowned playright who won many literary prizes, including the Welsh Arts Council's International Writer's Prize, presented in Cardiff in 1974. He also wrote novels and essays.
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