Liliana Corobca was born on 10 October 1975, in the village of Saseni, Calarasi Raion, Soviet Socialist Republic of Moldavia. She made her literary debut with the novel Negrissimo (Arc, Chisinau, 2003, awarded the Romania literara Prometheus Prize for Literary Debut, and the Moldovan Writers Union Prize for Prose Debut). Her PhD thesis on The Character in the Romanian Inter War Novel was published by the University of Bucharest in 2003. Her novel A Year in Paradise (Cartea Romaneasca, 2005) has been translated into Italian and German. Her novel Kinderland (Cartea Romaneasca, 2013 ; Polirom, 2015), also translated into German and Slovenian, was a bestseller at the 2013 Bookfest Book Fair and was awarded the Radio Romania Cultural Prize for Prose (2014) and the Crystal Prize at the Vilenica International Festival in Slovenia (2014). She has written a theatrical monologue in three acts : Censorship for Beginners (Thanhauser, Ottensheim, Austria, 2014) and has published scholarly works on censorship during the communist period, writers in exile, and natives of the Bukovina region deported to Siberia. She has been awarded writer’s residencies in Germany, Austria, France and Poland.