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Monday, June 11, 2018

STELA in the Pacific North West, May 2018

While a visiting scholar at the Simpson Center for the Humanities at the University of Washington in Seattle, Cristofovici read from her novel for the Art Lecture Series at Evergreen College in Olympia and at the Hugo House in Seattle.

European School of Political and Social Sciences, Lille Europe, March 16, 2018

Cristofovici's novel, Stela, was featured in the European literature course of ESPOL for 1st and 3rd year students. The students presented Cristofovici's work and discussed aspects of the novel. They exchanged with the author about European history and literature, about where we are in terms of East and West today, about the political and the poetic.
In her lecture, "Le mur invisible: l'écrivain europééen après 1989,"  (The Invisible Wall: Where European Writers Stand After 1989) Cristofovici discussed the situation of international (or super-national) writers over the past thirty years. The work of writers who are independent of national identifications and languages still remains little known, if not totally ignored, in spite of globalization being the issue of the day. Considering a wide range of writers who have written in more than one language and lived in more than one country, would — Cristofovici argues — considerably change the landscape of European literature, of world literature for that matter.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

New York, April 2017
Fashion Institute of Technology, English and Communication Program
"Traveling Through Language" : about languages and other transformations: poetry into fiction, fiction into art projects.

Friday, February 3, 2017

AWP Washington D.C. 2017
A signing session for Stela is scheduled on Thursday February 9th, 1:30-2:30 pm. at the Bookfair: Ninebark press, 750 T.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

"The strength of Stela is in its multivalence. [...] Each moment of the novel is like a splintered dream of lives interrupted, rendered in electric prose. [...]"
October 2015 
"Readers are allowed to enter the work, and work themselves at interpretation through feeling and thought to a level that you won't find available in your typical pot-boiler."

Friday, September 23, 2016

An Interview:
about my novel, Stela, my background, my other work, and my current projects; about living between cultures and the uneasy situation of the international writer in:
The Quarterly Conversation no. 45, September 2016

N.B. To set the record straight: the short bio pasted at the end of the interview comes from a non-authorized blurb on a book published in 1989. For an updated bio, please refer to the beginning of the interview. To avoid recylcing such information: I was educated at the Universities of Bucharest, Université Paris 7 - Denis Diderot, and Duke University, as a Ph.D. student on a grant from Paris 7. It is in that capacity that I taught there, like many graduate students, a few hours of French — almost 30 years ago, which is not the most remarkable thing I have done either at Duke or in my professional life since, and I would never think of mentioning it in my bio.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Anca Cristofovici will read from her novel, Stela, on
Thursday, June 16th, 7:30 BERKELEY BOOKS of Paris
She will be introduced by author Anne Marsella

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference - Los Angeles
I will be happy to meet with readers and friends at the Ninebark Press book table. A signing session will also be scheduled at the Cuneiform Press book table for a volume I have co-edited: The Art of Collaboration: Artists, Poets, Books, published in August 2015.

Monday, November 16, 2015

READINGS United States
Cristofovici's reading tour in the US includes:
        • Thursday, October 22, 2015, 7:00 pm., Utah Book Festival, The King's English Bookstore, Salt Lake City, Utah  /Itemid,288/id,266/view,event/
        • Thursday, October 29, 2015, 7:30 p.m., Berry College, McAllister Auditorium, Mount Berry, Georgia

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Fragments of Stela in association to artwork by Marsha McDonald and Daniel Cristofovici, as well as the book trailer have been included in the 3rd edition of The Venice Vending Machine, an installation featuring international artists, curated by Marina Moreno, Serra dei Giardini, Venezia, September 22-October 4, 2015.
Exibition Catalogue

Friday, March 20, 2015

Book trailer
With original film beads by Marsha McDonald. Produced by Tyler Marino.
Cover art
: Marsha McDonald, "Lampmoons", photographic collage, 2013. 

Friday, February 27, 2015

About the author
Anca Cristofovici is a trilingual European writer, born in Romania and currently living in France, where she is a professor of American literature and art. She has also studied and taught in the United States.
Representative of her multicultural experience, her publication background includes essays, translations, fiction, and poetry, published in English, French, and Romanian, in Europe and the United States. She is the author of John Hawkes. L'enfant & le cannibale (Paris: Belin, 1997), a book of essays on photography, Touching Surfaces (N.Y./Amsterdam, Rodopi, 2009), and co-editor of The Art of Collaboration. Artists, Poets, Books (Victoria, TX: Cuneiform, 2015). Her poetry translations include Ana Blandiana, The Hour of Sand (London: Anvil, 1989;1990, currently with Carcanet.)
Cristofovici's fiction in English has appeared in American literary journals and online internatinal artists' platforms, and she has been invited to read at venues in the Unites States and Europe, including Woodland Pattern Book Center, Milwaukee; the English Cambridge Seminar and Poetry International at Royal Festival Hall, London; and WICE, Paris.

Among her honors are grants from the Rockefeller Foundation, the Terra Foundation for American Art, Université Paris-Sorbonne, and The British Academy, and writers' residencies at Villa Mont Noir, France and at The Rowohlt Foundation, Château de Lavigny, Switzerland.


Friday, February 6, 2015

About the novel

A woman has been declared dead following a car accident. In a climate of doubt, her teenage daughter suspects other possibilities. As she persists in untangling a web of whispers and rumors about her mother's mysterious disappearance, Coraa young creative dancer makes her way out from the perimeter of fear and step by step takes off layers of trauma.  
Unsparingly precise about life under oppressive circumstances, the novel explores the strategies of survival in a world of vanishing presences. Intensly poetic with a startling touch of humor, it mitigates loss through the transformative powers of art: found footage, a video piece reminscent of Bill Viola, body work evocative of Merce Cunnigham's quest of form into chaos.

Stela is a novel of uncanny suspense about loss and the forms it takes to carry life farther.