Novelist, Playwright,
Theater Critic, Theater Director.

"I navigate several languages and disciplines on a daily basis. I move from my native Romanian, from which I uprooted myself in search of freedom, to the French in which I teach theater and poetry. I travel from the treasures of the Italian Renaissance, to my beloved adopted English as I write fiction, plays, and books of literary criticism."

Domnica Radulescu - Novelist, Playwright, Theater Critic, Theater Director.


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Domnica Radulescu

Domnica Radulescu

Is the Edwin A. Morris Professor of Comparative Literature at Washington and Lee University. She is the author of three nationally and internationally acclaimed novels: Country of Red Azaleas, Black Sea Twilight and Train to Trieste. Train to Trieste has been published in twelve languages and was the winner of the 2009 Library of Virginia Fiction Award. Her play The Town with Very Nice People: A Strident Operetta has been chosen as a runner up for the 2013 Jane Chambers Playwriting award and Exile is my Home won for 'Outstanding Performance by Ensemble Cast' at the 2016 Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (HOLA) awards and she is presently working on her fourth novel titled My Father’s Orchards.

Train to Trieste :

"In the summer of 1977, seventeen-year-old Mona Manoliu falls in love with Mihai, a green-eyed boy who lives in Brasov, the romantic mountain city where she spends her summers. But under the Ceausescu dictatorship, paranoia infects everyone; soon Mona begins to suspect that Mihai is part of the secret police. As food shortages worsen and her loved ones begin to disappear, Mona realizes that she too must leave. Over the next twenty years, she struggles to bury her longing for the past, yet she eventually finds herself compelled to return, determined to learn the truth about her one great love". - : Domnica Radulescu's first novel has now been translated into twelve languages.

Exile is My Home : Domnica Radulescu's play "Exile is My Home" was produced by the iconic Theater for the New City, located in Manhattan’s Lower East Side and headed by co-founder and Executive Artistic Director Crystal Field, with Andreas Robertz directing. The show enjoyed a four week run premiering on April 28th 2016 and featured a stellar cast — composed of seasoned New York actors Mario Golden, A.B. Lugo, Vivienne Jurado, Mizan Kirby-Nunes, Noemi de la Puente, Mirandy Rodriguez, and David Van Leesten. It was awarded the Outstanding Performance by Ensemble Cast for their performance by The Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (HOLA), the nation’s longest running active arts advocacy organization for Latino actors.

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