Adriana Babeți is a Professor of Comparative Literature at the Western University of Timișoara, an Associate Professor at the University of Bucharest, and an editor of the Timişoara based Orizont literary magazine. She has published the following academic volumes, which received numerous prizes and awards in Romania: The Lost Battles. Dimitrie Cantemir, reading strategies (1997), Central European Dilemmas (1998), Arachne and the Web (2002), A History of Dandyism (2004), Le Banat: un Eldorado aux confins (coord., 2007), and Amazons. A Story (2013). She also authored volumes of short prose — The Last Soufflé in Paris. 69 cooking recipes (2006), Prozac. 101 pills for joy (2009), Prozac 2. 90 pills for sadness (2014) — as well as the novel Woman in Red (1990), written in collaboration with Mircea Nedelciu and Mircea Mihăieş. She coordinated, together with Cornel Ungureanu, the anthologies Central Europe. Neuroses, dilemmas, utopias (1997), and Central Europe. Memory, paradise, apocalypse (1998). Currently she is readying for print the Dictionary of the 20th-Century Central-European Novel.