Santa Cruz, CA – “I was born in Romania and emigrated to the United States in 1991. After teaching French for several years, I left academia, switched from French (my second language) to English (my third language) and started to work as a full-time writer, literary translator and book reviewer. I currently live in Northern California.
I am the author of two collections of short stories: Elegy for a Fabulous World (Ninebark Press, 2009)—which was a finalist for the 2010 Northern California Book Award—and Death-in-a-Box (Subito Press, 2011)—which won the 2010 Subito prize in fiction; and two collections of prose poems: Voix de Glace/Voice of Ice (Les Figues Press, 2007)—written in French and translated by myself into English, winner of the 2008 French prize Louis Guillaume—and The Snail’s Song (forthcoming from Spuyten Duyvil). In 2010 I was a fellow in fiction at the Wesleyan Writers’ Conference.”