Oana Cătălina Ninu (pseudonym of Oana-Cătălina Ninulescu) was born in 1985, in Mangalia. She graduated from the Faculty of Letters at the University of Bucharest (2008). In 2010, she obtained two master’s degrees at the same university: one in Romanian literary studies and the other in French literature (anthropological perspectives). In 2004, before her editorial debut, she received the First Prize at the “Prometheus” Poetry Festival, organized by “Anonimul” Foundation and “România literară” magazine. Her debut volume, Mandala (Vinea publishing house, 2005), was awarded several national prizes: “Mihai Eminescu” – Opera Prima, “Iustin Panţa” prize for debut, the poetry debut prize of the Romanian Writers’ Union (Dobrogea branch), etc. Her second volume, stările intense [the intense moods] (Casa de pariuri literare, 2018), borrows its title from an underground poetry notebook of hers, published in 2009 in a small poetry collection. She took part in the writing of the fastest novel in the world, Santa Claus & Co (Art publishing house, Bucharest, 2012). Her poems were included in the following anthologies: Generaţia 2000 (Pontica, 2004), Nasturi în lanul de porumb [Buttons in the Corn Field] (Brumar, 2008), Poate ne vedem [Maybe We See Each Other] (Mirador, 2010), Veus Paralleles 9. Dels Carpats a la Serra d’Alcoi: Vuit poetes (Institucio de les Lletres Catalanes, Barcelona, 2011), Deranj (Nigredo, 2011). Selections of her poetry have been translated in French, English, Czech and Catalan.
Oana Cătălina Ninu