Ioana Pârvulescu was born in Braşov, Romania, in 1960. She graduated from the Faculty of Letters at the University of Bucharest, establishing herself as a distinct voice within literary circles. She is currently Professor and teaches modern literature at the same faculty. She has coordinated the series Cartea de pe noptieră (Bedside Book) at Humanitas Publishing House, worked as an editor at the literary journal România literară, and has also translated from French and German (Maurice Nadeau, Angelus Silesius, Rainer Maria Rilke, Milan Kundera, Saint-Exupéry and Asterix by René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo). She published several bestselling books (essays) about everyday life in the 19th century, between the two World Wars and during communism. In 2018 she published a book about the prayers of certain literary characters from the world literature, Dialoguri secrete, Secret Dialogues. She wrote four novels, all very well received: Viața începe vineri (Life Begins on Friday, 2009), Viitorul începe luni (The Future Begins on Monday, 2012), Inocenții, (The Innocents , 2016) and her latest, Prevestirea (The Prophecy, 2020).
She is the winner of the Professional Jury Prize of the 10th Anniversary of the EUPL contest (2018) with the short story The Voice.
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