Write On! speaks with author and educator Aura Imbarus about her memoir: Out of the Transylvania Night: A Story of Tyranny, Freedom, Love and Identity, which will be released this fall. Imbarus reveals why and how her memoir came about, and offers advice for those who want to write their memoirs.
Born and raised in Sibiu/Hermannstadt, Romania, or more precisely in “Dracula’s county Transylvania,” Imbarus attended Lucian Blaga University, earning an MA degree in American and British Studies and a Ph.D. in Philology with the distinction Cum Laude. From 1990 to 1997, she worked as a journalist for Radio Contact, The National Journal, and Gallup Poll in Sibiu, Romania. In 1997, she immigrated to Los Angeles, where she continued her education at UCLA and began her teaching career both as a high school and college professor.
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