Paula Erizanu (b. 1992) is a writer and journalist. He studied history and literature at the New College of the Humanities in London, then journalism at City University London. He wrote about the 2009 protests in the Republic of Moldova in This is my first revolution. Steal it from me (Cartier, 2011, trilingual edition). The book enjoyed great media attention in Chisinau, being awarded the Debut Award of the Union of Writers from the Republic of Moldova and the Award for the most popular book of the “Ion Creangă” National Library, also being nominated for the Cultural Observatory Awards, category debut. It received the UNESCO international prize for the most beautiful book production of 2011 at the Leipzig fair. This was followed by the volume of poetry Take care of yourself (Charmides, 2016). Since 2019, Paula Erizanu has coordinated, together with Alina Purcaru, the anthology A century of Romanian poetry written by women, published by Cartier Publishing House in three volumes. Also in Cartier, in 2021, she published the novel Ard șanole, written with the help of the Central European Initiative scholarship, for which she was designated the Young Writer of the Year 2021 at the Gala of Young Writers in Bucharest. The book was also nominated for the Sofia Nădejde Awards and the Festival du Premier Roman in Chambery, France. He has written for the publications BBC World Service, The Guardian, Financial Times, London Review of Books, Libertatea, Observator cultural, Dilema veche, Scena9, etc. In 2019, she was nominated for the Culture Journalist of the Year award in the British Words by Women competition.

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