Mirela Roznoveanu is a literary critic, writer, and journalist who has published novels, literary criticism, essays, and poetry. She was a noted dissident journalist during the turbulent period of Communist Romania's late eighties.
After the refusal to attend the Communist Academy "Stefan Gheorghiu" she was fired in 1974 from the literary and cultural magazine "Tomis" in Constanta where she had been a senior columnist; in 1975 she moved to Bucharest where she contributed to the Romanian Television, as a free-lance TV host and producer; between 1978 and 1989 she worked for the cultural magazine "Magazin", published by the "Romania Libera" newspaper; in April 1989, during the process of the journalists from the "Bacanu Group", she had been investigated by the Securitate, moved and punished to work as a " health worker"; her books and writing were banned; in December 1989 she had been part of the dissident group of journalists who took over the "Romania libera" newspaper from the hands of the Communist government, making it the first independent and anti-communist newspaper in Romania. She became soon a senior columnist, member in the board of directors, and a founder member of the "R" Company SRL. http://en.radioromaniacultural.ro/articole/art.shtml?c=481&g=3&arh=1&y=2011&a=110911
In 1991, she moved to the U.S. where she has continued her writing career. She had been a tenured, full-time faculty member of the NYU School of Law (Associate Curator: International and Foreign Law Librarian, 1996-2013). From 2005 she is the Editor in Chief of Globalex http://www.nyulawglobal.org/globalex/. From 2013 she is Adjunct Associate Curator with the NYU Hauser Global Law School Program.
On December 2000, Mirela Roznoveanu was honored by outgoing President of Romania Emil Constantinescu, for exceptional contributions from abroad in the service of Romanian culture and democracy. Mirela has been named an Officer of the National Order for Faithful Service.
Her book The Civilization of the Novel: A History of Fiction Writing from Ramayana to Don Quixote received the 2008 Award of the Romanian Society of Comparative Literature and the 2008 Award of the Romanian Academy.http://www.hotnews.ro/stiri-cultura-8130507-premiile-academiei-romane-anul-2008.htm M Read more on her personal web page https://files.nyu.edu/mr24/public/index.html
Interview: Mirela Roznoveanu’s Four Decades of Professional Writing: A Dialog with Vladimir Wertsman for Multicultural Review http://archive.is/jNHgw
Mirela Roznovschi won in 2013 the AALL-FCILSIS award http://www.law.nyu.edu/news/Mirela-Roznovschi-AALL-award
- Modern Readings, essays, Bucharest, Cartea Românească Publishing House, 1978
- D.R.Popescu. Critical monograph, Bucharest, Albatros Publishing House, 1983
- The Civilization of the Novel: A History of Fiction Writing from Ramayana to Don Quixote. An essay on comparative literature, Albatros Publishing House, vol.I -1983, Bucharest, Cartea Românească Publishing House vol. II - 1991
- Always in Autumn, novel, Bucharest, Cartea Românească Publishing House, 1988
- Life on the Run, novel, Bucharest, Sirius Publishing House, 1997; Apprehending the World, poetry, Bucharest, Luceafărul Foundation Publishing House, 1998
- Platonia, novel, Bucharest, Cartea Românească Publishing House, 1999
- The Time of the Chosen, novel, Bucharest, Univers Publishing House, 1999
- Toward a Cyberlegal Culture, essays, New York, Transnational Publishers (2001, 2002)
- Born again--in Exile, poetry, New York, iUniverse, 2004
- The Life Manager and Other Stories, novellas, New York, iUniverse, 2004
- The Poems and the Poet. A multimedia companion to Born Again -- in Exile. Eastern Shore Productions, 2007;
- Elegies from New York City, New York, Koja Press, 2008
- The Civilization of the Novel: A History of Fiction Writing from Ramayana to Don Quixote. An essay on comparative literature,Cartex Publishing House,2008. 2nd edition.
- Old Romanian Fairy Tales. Translated by Mirela Roznoveanu. Exlibris, 2012.
- Old Romanian Fairy Tales. Second revised edition. Translated by Mirela Roznoveanu. Exlibris, 2013.
- "Decretul 604 din 14 decembrie 2000 (Decretul 604/2000)" (in Romanian). Retrieved 4 June 2011.
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP & ACTIVITIES:American Association of Law Libraries; American Society of International Law; Beta Phi Mu Honor Society - Chapter Theta; Member of the Romanian Writers Guild (1990-); Member of the Academy of American Poets.
References in Books
- Titu Popescu, (Germany), Mirela - un Paradox (Mirela Roznoveanu – monograph essay) , Pop Verlag-Marineasa, 2005
- Mircea Zaciu, Marian Papahagi, Aurel Sasu, Dicționarul Scriitorilor Români, volumul 4: R - Z, Editura Albatros, București, 2002
- Aurel Sasu, Dicționarul Scriitorilor Români din Statele Unite și Canada, Editura Albatros, București, 2001
- Marian Popa (Germany), Istoria literaturii române de azi pe mâine, 2 vols, București, Fundația Luceafărul, 2001
- "Dicționarul General al Literaturii Române", Academia Română, 2004-2008.
- Gabriel Pleșea (USA), Scriitori români la New York, Interviuri, București, Editura Vestala, 1998
- Who's Who in America
- Who's Who in American Law
- Who's Who of American Women
- Who's Who in the World
- Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America, 2014. 3rd edition, vol. 4, p. 25.