Aida Rascanu

I was born in 1984 in communist Romania and raised in a small eastern town where my childhood was devoid of books. It was only after the democratic revolution and the end of Communism in 1989 that books slowly began to fill the shelves of my home’s library and found their place in my heart. Of my adolescence, I remember the long nights spent with a book under the blanket and the stacks of books accumulating under the bed. I spent the good part of those years in the company of the characters of my favorite books – Alexandre Dumas, Jane Austen, the Bronte sisters, Dostoyevsky, Lev Tolstoy to name just a few of my favourite authors.

Fast forward, I graduated at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Bucharest, specialising in Infectious Diseases. During my specialisation I worked as a practicing physician in Romania, Italy and France. Currently, I live in Perugia, Italy with my husband and our daughter Emma Teresa. An avid reader by night and writer by day, in my books I combine my two passions, medicine and writing.

I love to read, write and cook. My favourite foods are dry tomatoes, mozzarella di bufala and pizza napoletana