Adina Dabija currently lives in New York, where she practises Chinese medicine. The novel Shaman is her first volume of prose. She made her literary debut in 1997 with the collection of poems, poetry doll (Cartea Romaneasca), which was awarded the Bucharest Writers’ Association Prize for Debut. In 2006 she published Undifferentiated State (Editura Brumar), which won the Tomis magazine Prize for Best Poetry Book of the Year. Her poems have been translated and published in numerous literary magazines and anthologies of poetry in the United States, and collections of her poems have been published by NorthShore Press. Her play Manole 3D was nominated for the UNITER Best Play of the Year Award in 2004. Since 2001 she has worked as an editor for www.respiro.org magazine.