Claudia Moscovici

Claudia Moscovici is the author of the critically acclaimed novels "Velvet Totalitarianism" (2009), a novel about a Romanian family's survival during Nicolae Ceausescu's oppressive communist regime, and "The Seducer" (2011), the story of a woman's downfall at the hands of a dangerous social predator. Claudia immigrated to the United States where she obtained a B.A. from Princeton University and a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Brown University.  In 2002, she founded the international aesthetic movement called "postromanticism", devoted to celebrating beauty, passion and sensuality in contemporary art. She wrote a book on Romanticism and its postromantic survival called "Romanticism and Postromanticism" (2007) and taught philosophy, literature and arts and ideas at Boston University and the University of Michigan. Born in Bucharest, Romania, she writes from her experience in a totalitarian regime, which marked her deeply. She's currently working on a book of reviews of Holocaust memoirs, novels and films called "Holocaust Memory."

Music video book trailer for the launch of Velvet Totalitarianism in Romanian translation:

Interview with Romanian Academy: