Mirela Roznoveanu

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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.[citation needed]

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;[citation needed] 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;[citation needed] 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.[1]

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.


  1. ^ "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.

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