Ioana Cretoiu is an architect by profession. In 2013 she attended the Punct… creative writing course held by one of Romania’s most important contemporary writers, Cristian Teodorescu. Over the years she has published in various literary magazines (Romania literara, Dilema, LiterNet). A number of her texts were included in the collection I Was Alive in the Communist Period, edited by Ioana Parvulescu (Humanitas, 2015). Her collection of short stories Difficult Choices marks her publishing debut.