Tatiana Țîbuleac was born in 1978 in Chișinău and holds a Moldavian-Romanian citizenship. She studied journalism and communicology at the Moldavian State University. She came to attention in 1995 with her column collection “True stories” („Povești adevărate“) in Flux daily newspaper. In 1999 she started working on Moldavian TV station PRO TV Chișinău as a reporter, editor and news anchor, and she worked for UNICEF in Moldavia as well. Since 2008 she has been living in Paris. She published the short story collection about migrations Fabule Moderne (Modern fables, 2014), the novel Vara în care mama a avut ochii verzi (The Summer When My Mother Had Green Eyes, 2017), which was awarded by the Moldavian Authors’ Union and the literary magazine Observator Cultural in Bucharest, as well as Observator Lyceum award at the FILIT Festival in Iași, and Glass Garden (Grădina de sticlă, 2018) which was awarded the European Union Prize for Literature.
During the hardest years of communism, in Chișinău in 1980s, Russian Tamara Pavlovna saves a little girl Lastochka from the orphanage. Although it originally seems like a good deed, it has a dark side. A lonely and ambitious woman...