photo by kevin berger
Francisca Ricinski-Marienfeld, was born in Tupilati, Romania. She studied Romance languages, literature, and the classics at the University of Bukarest, as well as theology in Würzburg.
She teaches French and Latin at a high school in Constanca by the Black Sea. In 1980, Francisca emigrated with her daughter to West Germany, and from 1985-2003 she worked with the German Bundestag, in Bonn.
A journalist, photographer and translator, Francisca has written five volumes of lyrics, children's books, theatre plays, short prose, trick film screenplays, and song texts. She has won Romanian awards for literature; a scholarship by the association of authors/Foreign Office, 2003; is a member of the association of German authors in Rhineland-Palatinate since 2001; co-editor of the literature magazine Dichtungsrin in Bonn; editorial staff member of the Romanian cultural magazines Poezia and Antiteze; and leading editor of the literature magazine Matrix in Ludwigsburg.
In 2005, her latest book of short prose On Silicon Soft Paws: Wound Minutes, was published by POP-Publishing House, in Ludwigsburg.