Diana Badica was born in Slatina in 1985. She studied Psychology and Educational Studies and Sociology and Social Work at Bucharest University. In 2012, she took part in her first creative writing course, held by Florin Iaru and Marius Chivu. She collaborated on the joint novel Father Christmas & Co. (ART, 2012) and made her debut as a poet with the collection Umpteen Thousand Mornings (Casa de Pariuri Literare, 2014). She has published short prose in Iocan, Familia, and Observator cultural magazines, and articles in Dilema Veche and Decit o Revista. Parents is her first novel.