Mariana Codrut was born in 1956. She works as an editor for the “Alexandru I. Cuza” University Press in Jassy. In the Journalism Faculty of the same university, she teaches a seminar on writing for the press. She has published six collections of poetry: The Rose Brier in the Woodshed (Junimea, Jassy, 1982), Outline of a Self-Portrait (Junimea, Jassy, 1986), The Habits of a Summer’s Night (Cartea Romaneasca, Bucharest, 1989), Acute Existence (Cartea Romaneasca, Bucharest, 1994), Blanc (Vinea, Bucharest, 2000), and The Final Homeland (Paralela 45, Piteşti, 2007). Her novel The House with the Yellow Blinds (Polirom, 1997) was awarded the Prize of the Jassy Writers Association. She has also published a collection of short stories, Ul Baboi and Other Tales (Polirom, 2004). She is included in anthology The Pink Book of Communism (Versus, 2004). Her novel The Nude of Diana was published by Polirom in 2007. Mariana Codrut writes extensively for the cultural and daily press, contributing reviews, interviews, and political commentary. Her work has been published in translation in magazines in Austria, the Czech Republic, Canada, Spain, Russia, Germany and Macedonia. She has been a member of the Union of Romanian Writers since 1990 and of PEN Club Romania since 2003.