Roxana Dumitrache was born in Bucharest on 15 April 1987. She is a graduate of the London School of Economics and the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest. She has supervised fieldwork on the gender dimension of religious conflicts and the way in which social segregation is reflected in urban architecture in Albania and Kosovo. For the European Commission, she has overseen research into two of the future policies and directives for member states, placing an emphasis on equal opportunity and non-discrimination. She writes on subjects connected to gender equality, discrimination, education and gender segregation, and violence against...
Short stories, EGO. PROSE series, Polirom, 2019, 176 pages
Papa Nicolaou and Other Very, Very Short Stories won the Polirom prize for literary debut in 2019, having been selected from one hundred and twenty-seven manuscripts. This collection of unusual short stories seeks answers to the big questions prompted by the challenges of fate and the alienated condition of women within a cultural code created by men. Viewed in terms of its thematic coherence, the collection may be likened to a highly lucid literary repertoire of contemporary women’s issues. At the opposite pole to “sensitive” women’s writing, dedicated to trenchantly autobiographical stories, the book is authentic and tender, but at the same time mature and lucid, signalling an emerging literary awareness marked by incisive intuition and auspicious brevity.