Upon its original publication in 1983, Wasted Morning catapulted Gabriela Adamesteanu to the first rank of Romanian novelists. She has since been translated into many languages, and now her most famous novel is available in English for the first time. At the center of Wasted Morning is Vica Delca, a simple, poor woman in her seventies who has endured the endless series of trials and tribulations that was Romanian history from WWI to the end of the twentieth century.
Gabriela Adamesteanu is one of Romania's most acclaimed authors. Among her best-known works of fiction are" The Equal Way of Every Day" (1975), " Wasted Morning "(1984), " The Encounter" (2007), and "Provisional" (2010). Her awards include the Romanian Academy Award for Fiction, The Romanian Writers Union Award, a Hellman Hammett Grant from Human Rights Watch. Her books have been translated and published in France, Spain, Italy, Russian, Israel, Hungary, Germany, Bulgaria, and Estonia.