Diana Adamek was born on 26 April 1957 in Baia Mare. She graduated with a Degree in Literature from the Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj and currently lectures in the Comparative Literature Department of the same university. She made her debut in 1995 with a collection of essays with the title Trupul neindoielnic (The Indubitable Body; Debut Prize of the Cluj branch of the Union of Romanian Writers) and went on to publish Ochiul de linx. Barocul si revenirile sale (The Eye of the Lynx: The Baroque and its Recurrences, 1997, second edition, 2004), Castelul lui Don Quijote (The Castle of Don Quixote, 2002), Transilvania si verile cu polen, Clujul literar în anii 90 (Transylvania and Summers of Pollen, Literary Cluj in the 1990s, 2002, Literary History and Criticism Prize of the Cluj branch of the Union of Romanian Writers), Pata-Tata. Sah (Stain-Father. Checkmate, 2004, second edition, 2010), Eseuri creole (Creole Essays, 2005, Essay Prize of the Cluj branch of the Union of Romanian Writers), Vasco da Gama navigheaza (Vasco da Gama Sails, 2007), Melancolii portugheze (Portuguese Sadnesses, 2007), Padurea matusii Clematis (The Forest of Aunt Clematis, 2009), Vasco da Gama navega (Portuguese translation by Tanty Ungureanu, 2009), and Melancolias portuguesas (Portuguese translation by Tanty Ungureanu, Tartaruga Editora, Chaves, Portugal, 2010). She has edited the volumes Portret de grup cu Ioana Em. Petrescu (Group Portrait with Ioana Em. Petrescu, 1991) and Mediterana (2006).