Domnica Radulescu is an American writer of Romanian origin, living in the United States where she arrived in 1983 as a political refugee. She has chosen English as the language of her written expression in all her nonfiction, fiction, and dramatic works. She lives, functions and writes in the hyphenated spaces between cultures, languages and artistic universes.
Radulescu is the author of three critically acclaimed novels, Train to Trieste (Knopf 2008 &2009), Black Sea Twilight (Transworld 2011 & 2012) and Country of Red Azaleas (Hachette 2016) and of award-winning plays. Her play Exile Is My Home was produced off, off Broadway, at the Theater for the New City in New York, in 2016, and its production was nominated for an Innovative Theater Award, and received the Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble Cast Award from the Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors.
Radulescu’s first novel Train to Trieste was translated into thirteen languages and received the Best Fiction Award from the Library of Virginia in 2009. She is twice a Fulbright scholar and winner of the 2011 Outstanding Faculty Award from the State of Virginia. She has recently completed a memoir titled Dream in a Suitcase. A Story of My Immigrant Life and is working on her fourth novel, a political thriller about the Romanian Holocaust, titled My Father’s Orchards.
Radulescu also published twelve non-fiction books, edited and co-edited collections on topics ranging from the tragic heroine in western literature to feminist comedy, to studies of exile literature to theater of war and exile.
The internationally bestselling award-winning author Sandra Cisneros said the following about Radulescu’s writing: “Domnica Radulescu enriches American letters with her Romanian perspective. We are lucky to call her ours” (referring to Train to Trieste, 2008).
Radulescu is Distinguished Service Professor of Comparative Literature at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. She holds an MA in Comparative Literature and a PhD in French and Italian literature from the University of Chicago.
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Adventure and forbidden love unfolds before a backdrop of dictatorship and political upheaval.