Octavia Nedelcu, born in 1957 in Cenei, studied at the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature of Bucharest University. She received her doctorate of Serbian Literature in 1999 after completing a dissertation on the works of Miloš Crnjanski. She publishes academic books and texts as well as reviews? recensions in literary journals. She is also a member of the Romanian author association (in the translation and interpreting department) and works as a literary translator, and as a conference and court interpreter from Serbian, Croatian and Bosnian. She has translated works by Sveta Lukić, Svetomir Rajkov, Pavao Pavličić, Miloš Crnjanski, Ivanka Bernède, Dušan Kovačević, Dubravka Ugrešić, and others.