Roger Livesey

This is a fantastic collection of short pieces, both in the sense this word has become to mean and in its real meaning. I think that Mindscapes is about writing, love, getting to know yourself, beliefs and probably other things too.

Anca describes her fiction as “slightly surreal; introspective”. It’s certainly that but more: any would-be so-called ‘creative writer’ should read it.

To my mind it’s truly Romanian, bringing to mind some of my favourite Romanian poets, though it’s poetical not poetry; also strangely, Romanian landscapes.

I’ve been dipping into it each day since it arrived, one mindscape a day. I wouldn’t recommend more; each is worthy of at least a day to assimilate and begin, perhaps, to understand. One dip is not enough and I’m happy to have it on my bookshelf to dip into again and again.