ARCS is proud to host renowned author Carmen-Francesca Banciu, who is visiting Seattle to promote the recent publication of the English translation of "Mother’s Day: Song of a Sad Mother" and "Berlin is My Paris".

Carmen-Francesca’s novels are semi-autobiographical narratives about living in and leaving Romania. Part "Bildungsroman" and part autobiographical memoir, "Mother's Day" explores mother-daughter relations under the communist dictatorship in Romania and sparks dynamic questions about Eastern Europe, work, the woman artist, and women's relationships with one another. "Berlin is My Paris" describes the experiences of the immigrant artist grappling with a new language, culture, and writer’s block following the fall of Communism.