Ruxandra Cesereanu is Professor at the Faculty of Letters (Department of Comparative Literature) in Cluj, member of the staff of the Center for Imagination Studies (Phantasma) and director of the Creative Writing Workshops on poetry, prose and movie scripts. She is well known for producing major research and critical monographs, with several books of non-fiction: Imaginarul violent al romanilor / The Violent Imaginary of the Romanians (Bucharest: Humanitas, 2003; Tracus Arte, 2016); Decembrie 1989. Deconstuctia unei revolutii / December 1989. Deconstruction of a Revolution (Iasi: Polirom, 2004; second edition, 2009); Gulagul in constiinta romaneasca. Literatura si memorialistica inchisorilor si lagarelor comuniste / The Gulag Reflected in Romanian Consciousness. About Literature and Memories of Communist Prisons and Camps (Iasi: Polirom, 2005; Pitesti, Manuscris, 2018); Naravuri romanesti / Romanian Bad Habits (Iasi: Polirom, 2007); GOURMET. Céline, Bulgakov, Cortázar, Rushdie (Cluj: Limes, 2009); Biblioteca stranie / Weird Library (Bucharest: Curtea Veche, 2010, granted the Prize of the Association of General and Comparative Literature in Romania); and Fugarii – Evadari din inchisori si lagare in secolul XX / The Fugitives – Escapes from Prisons and Camps in the Twentieth Century (Iasi, Polirom, 2016, granted the PEN Romania Prize in 2017).