Daniela Zeca-Buzura is a graduate of the University of Bucharest, where she is now a Professor of Philology and a lecturer in the Press Department of the Faculty of Journalism and Communication Sciences.

Zeca-Buzura has produced numerous radio broadcasts and is the author of articles and reviews published in Amfiteatru, Ramuri, Contemporanul, Luceafãrul, Convorbiri literare and Studii culturale. As a programmer for Romanian Television, she has written more than two hundred television broadcasts, including Arts Café, Library on Wheels, and Something to Read. Since March 2003, she has also been editor-in-chief of Literatura Arte, and is currently the director of the TVR Culture channel. In 2006, Zeca-Buzura was named Romania’s Public Figure of the Year by the television division of the Eurolink Foundation and European Commission Awards.

She is an author of prose, poetry, journalism and literary criticism. Her recent works include Veridical. Virtual. Ludic. Efectul real al televiziunii (Truthful. Virtual. Ludic. The Real Effect of Television, 2009) and the novel Omar cel orb (Omar the Blind, Polirom, 2012).

Omar cel orb
by Daniela Zeca-Buzura


PARTNER INSTITUTIONS: The festival is organized by the New York branches of the Austrian Cultural Forum, Czech Center, Cultural Services of the French Embassy, Goethe-Institut, Hungarian Cultural Center, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Polish Cultural Institute, Romanian Cultural Institute, and Instituto Cervantes, within the framework of EUNIC (European Union National Institutes for Culture), in collaboration with the Center for Fiction, Melville House, the New York Public Library, McNally Jackson, InTranslation (The Brooklyn Rail) and Words Without Borders.