Tatiana Țîbuleac


Tatiana Țîbuleac (born 1978) is an award-winning author writing in Romanian, originally from Chişinău, the Republic of Moldova and currently based in Paris. She has been dubbed a “literary phenomenon” and is among the most widely read Romanian authors. Her novel Vara în care mama a avut ochii verzi (The Summer My Mother Had Green Eyes) (Cartier, 2017) was awarded the Writers’ Union of the Republic of Moldova’s Prize (2017), and top awards on behalf of prestigious publications such as Observator cultural and Observator Lyceum (2018). The novel has sold over 10,000 copies to date, and has been translated into French, Spanish, Norwegian, Polish, Brazilian Portuguese, and German. The book has been met with unprecedented acclaim in Spain, winning numerous awards including the Cálamo Prize (2019) and the European Casino Prize of Santiago. Ţîbuleac’s second novel, Grădina de sticlă (The Glass Garden), was awarded the EU Prize for Literature 2019. To date, this book has been translated into French, Spanish, Hungarian, and Bulgarian, with further editions on the way. Ţîbuleac’s poetry, also translated by Jozefina Komporaly, has been previously published in Modern Poetry in Translation (Spring 2021). She can be found at www.facebook.com/tatiana.tibuleac.