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Simona Sora

Simona Sora (born 8 July 1967) has published literary reviews, essays, and translations in cultural journals in Romania and abroad, as well as prefaces and postfaces to various works of contemporary literature. Between 2005 and 2007, she taught courses and seminars on Romanian literature and publishing theory at Bucharest University. She has translated My Creed by Carlos Fuentes (Curtea Veche, 2005) and is among the authors who contributed to the anthologies Women Fellow Travellers: Female Experience under Communism (Polirom, 2008) and First Book (ART, 2011). She has published the essays Regasirea intimitatii (The Rediscovery of Intimacy, Cartea Romaneasca, 2008) and Ultima Thule. Cetatile dacice din Muntii Orastiei (Ultima Thule. The Dacian Forts of the Orastie Mountains, Artec, Spain, 2009). The Rediscovery of Intimacy has won a number of awards: the Union of Writers Prize for Debut Book; the Observator Cultural Prize for Debut; the Alba Iulia Colloquia on Contemporary Romanian Literature Prize for Exegesis of Romanian Prose; and the Romania Literara Prize for Debut. She was one of the finalists in the Literature Section of the Prometheus Grand Prizes awarded by the Anonimul Foundation in 2007. In 2007, she was awarded a PhD Summa cum laude in Philology for her thesis on intimacy and corporeality in literature. She currently writes for Dilema Veche magazine and is co-ordinating editor of Dilemateca magazine. She is a member of the Union of Romanian Writers.

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