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Cecilia Stefanescu

Cecilia Stefanescu (b. 1975) as an undergraduate studied Literature at Bucharest University, where she later also took a Master of Arts Degree in the Theory of Literature and Comparative Literature. She made her debut with the novel Love Sick, which has been published in two editions (the 1st by Paralela 45 in 2002, the 2nd by Polirom in 2006). The novel has been translated into French by Laure Hinckel, and was published in France by Éditions Phébus in 2006. The novel has also been made into a film, directed by Tudor Giurgiu, which has been shown at the Berlin Film Festival, Karlovy Vary, Chicago, and in more than twenty countries. In 2005, alongside eleven other Romanian writers, she took part in the annual Les Belles étrangères event, organised by the Centre National du Livre and the French Ministry of Culture, which was dedicated to Romania that year. Two excerpts from the novel Sun Alley, each translated by Laure Hinckel, have been published in the anthologies Les Belles étrangères (L’Inventaire, 2005) and Des Soleils Différents (L’Inventaire, 2008). She has given public readings in France, Germany, Spain, Switzerland and Poland. In 2007, she was the recipient of a writer’s residency offered by the City Hall of Paris. She has also been published in the group anthology Windows 98 and, along with other Romanian authors, contributed to the experimental book Tescani 40238. She contributes monthly editorials to the Romanian-language edition of Elle magazine and writes for the weekly Romanian-language edition of Le Monde Diplomatique.

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