Bogdan Suceava (b. 1969) was born on 27 September 1969 in Curtea de Arges. He has a degree in mathematics (1994) and postgraduate diploma in geometry (1995) from the University of Bucharest. He took his doctorate in mathematics at Michigan State University, East Lansing (2002). He now teaches at California State University, Fullerton. He has written articles on mathematics and the history of mathematics. He has been a member of Pen Club West U.S.A. since 2005. Awards : First Prize, Nemira Awards, for the novella The Empire of Belated Generals, 1993 ; the Copyro Prize, for the collection The Empire of Belated Generals and Other stories, 2002 ; the Bucharest Writers Association Prize for Prose, for the novel Miruna: A Tale, 2007 ; the Literary Network First Prize, for the novel The Night When Somebody Died for You, 2010. Prose and essays : The Fear of Dusk (Topaz, 1990), Under the Sign of Orion (Artprint, 1992), The Empire of Belated Generals and Other Stories (Dacia, 2002), Grandfather Has Reverted to French (Editura T, 2003), Miruna: A Tale (Curtea Veche, 2007), Distances, Demons, Adventures (Tritonic, 2007), Vincent the Immortal (Curtea Veche, 2008), The Night When Somebody Died for You (Polirom, 2010), To Hear the Shape of a Drum (Millennium Books, 2013), Memoirs from the Ideal Library (Polirom, 2013), Coming from an Off key Time (Polirom, 2004; 2nd edition, 2010; 3rd edition, 2014).