In the framework of Poetry and Gastronomy @ Huis van Herman Teirlinck
Mira Feticu (Romania, 1973) already wrote poems at a young age. Her first collection was published in 1993. After that, she mostly focused on prose. In 2012 she debuted in Dutch with Lief kind van mij (Sweet Child of Mine), followed in 2013 with De ziekte van Kortjakje (Kortjakje's Disease). Both books are about a Romanian immigrant who grew up under Ceausescu and can't settle down in the Netherlands, but who flourishes as she distances herself from her husband. Her third novel Tascha, about an art robbery in a Rotterdam museum, appeared in 2015. Feticu studied Romanian and French literature and comparative literature in Bucharest, worked for Romanian radio, and wrote her doctorate on Romanian poet Gabriela Negreanu. She publishes articles and columns in publications like Tirade, De Groene Amsterdammer and Den Haag Centraal, produces programmes for B-Unlimited in The Hague and currently writes poetry again.