Gabriela Adameșteanu (b. 1942, Târgu Ocna, Bacău) graduated the Faculty of Romanian Language and Literature within the University of Bucharest, in 1965. Before 1989, she worked as editor at Editura Enciclopedică and then at Cartea Românească. After 1989, she becomes a member of the Group for Social Dialogue. She was editor-in-chief of Revista 22 until 2005. Currently she is editor-in-chief of Bucureștiul cultural supplement. She has published short story books: Drumul egal al fiecărei zile (1975), Dăruiește-ți o zi de vacanță (1979), Vară-primăvară (1989), the novel Întâlnirea (2003), a collection of interviews, Obsesia politicii (2005), and one of journalistic essays, Cele două Românii (2000). The great success reached by the publication of Dimineața pierdută (Wasted Morning), at the prestigious Gallimard Press (Une matinée perdue, in 2005, in Alain Paruit’s translation) has been one of the most remarkable feats of Romanian contemporary literature after 1989.