Andreea Iulia Scridon is a writer and translator. 

Up to this point, she has mostly written poetry – and has published a few volumes: A Romanian Poem (MadHat Press), Calendars (Broken Sleep Books), and Across The Nile-Green Sky (Greying Ghost Press). She highly doubts that she’ll ever stop writing poetry, though of course The Lord works in mysterious ways. 

Described as free thinker who marches to the beat of her own drum (a phrase she overheard her high school history teacher saying to her parents), Scridon is concerned with and by the mechanisms of contemporary life – as well as life on the internet. She is convinced that we are living a crucial turning point and that it is our duty both to document this zeitgeist and treat it with wariness, which is why she writes essays on modern dating, artificial intelligence, and the many faces of generational narcissism. 

She studied Comparative Literature at King’s College London and Creative Writing at St Anne’s College, Oxford, where she completed a magical realist novel on alchemy, which currently needs the maternal care of a literary agent. At present, she is putting the final touches on a manuscript that is far more realistic but no less magical. 

Fascinated and infuriated by cultural politics, her sustained interest in minor literatures led her towards a doctoral study on the topic, which she is in the process of completing. She grew up in a Transylvanian family full of elderly yet strongly contoured personalities, who show up in her for and imaginary space often. To grind her writerly gears she zigzags across the globe and writes travel journals – since she more or less grew up in airports.

As a literary translator, Scridon has translated two poetry books – Somewhere a blind child by Ion Cristofor (Naked Eye Publishing) and Night With a Pocketful of Stones (Broken Sleep Books) with her co-translator Adam J. Sorkin. A collection of  short stories by  Ion D. Sîrbu, an important representative of subversive writing under the communist regime, is forthcoming with ABPress. She has worked extensively with the Romanian Cultural Institutes in London and New York, Romania’s Ministry of Culture, and is also available for film and documentary subtitling.  

Scridon is poetry editor at E Ratio Poetry Journal and was assistant fiction editor at Asymptote Journal for several years. Her work has been published in World Literature Today, Oxford Review of Books, Oxford Poetry, Wild Court, and the London Magazine, among other journals. She was the winner of the University of Oxford’s 2020 STAAR Editorial Prize and was shortlisted for the 2019 Oxford Review of Books Short Fiction Prize.

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