| Dumitru Popa|| Writer|
| Lady V.: And Other Stories, Panic syndrome!|Dumitru Radu Popa Wikipedia
Dumitru Radu Popa (born October 26, 1949) is a Romanian-born writer, essayist, translator and literary critic who lives in the USA.
In 1985, he defected to the USA, asking for political asylum.New York University Law School Library, 1986 – present;
Director of Law Library/Assistant Dean for Library Services, February 2005 to present
Acting Director, July 2003 to January 2005. 
Associate Director for Research & Online Services, September 1996 — June 2003
Acting Co-Director for the Law Library, January — June 1994
Associate Director for Global Library Services, September 1994 — August 1996
International Law Librarian/Head of Special Collections, January 1993 — August 1994
International and Foreign Law Reference Librarian, September — December 1992
Reference Librarian for Special Collections, September 1989—November 1992 International and Foreign Law Specialist, September 1988 — August 1989 Library Assistant, July 1986 August 1988
Editorial Director, Tribuna Romaniei (monthly cultural publication in Bucharest, Romania) (October 1974 – October 1985)
Editor, Albatross Publishing House (Bucharest, Romania) (October 1972—September 1974)
Master of Arts (excellence degree in Romance Languages and Literature, University of Bucharest, Romania, 1972)
Master of Science (Library and Information Science with emphasis on Reference in Foreign and International Law), Columbia University, New York, 1989.
Accidental Tourist on the New Frontier: An Introductory Guide to Global Legal Research (with Jeanne Rehberg). Littleton, CO: Rotman & Co., 1998.
Five collections of short stories and two novels (in Romanian) (1982–2001)
One critical essay about the French writer Antoine de Saint-Exupery (in Romanian) (1980).
Bas-relief with Heroes. Memphis, TN: Memphis University Press, 1988 (Introductory study to Romanian poetry in English version).
Poetry – A Scar on the Wall of Air. Introductory study and translations (with Thomas C. Carslon) in Little Bones in Winter, Selected Poems of Virgil Mazilescu. Bucharest: Romanian Cultural Foundation, 1996.
Ut Musica Poesis. Introductory essay in Selected Poems of Mihai Eminescu. Bucharest: Univers Publishing House, 2000.
La Naissance: structures symboliques. In Religion, Fiction, and History. Essays in Memory of loan Petru Ed. by Sorin Antohi. Bucharest: Nemira, 2001.Antoine de Saint-Exupery - Aventura Constiintei (1980)
Fisura (Cartea Românescă, 1985)
Little Bones in Winter (1996)
Panic Syndrome! (Premiul Uniunii Scriitorilor, 1997)
Inchide ochii (1998)
Traversând Washington Square (1999)
La Revoluţia Română (2000)
Sabrina şi alte suspiciuni (2004)
Lady V. (2006)
Lady V. and Other Short Stories ([2007)]
Member of the American Association of Law Libraries (since 1989) Member of the American Society of International Law (since 1989)
Member of the International Association of Law Libraries (since 1989) Member of the Romanian Writers Association (since 1990)
Executive Vice-President of ACORD (NGO for the advancement of the rule of law in Romania, 1997–2001)
National Award for Literature (for Panic Syndrome! short stories,Bucharest: Univers, 1997)
Order of Merit in the rank of Officer (for the advancement of the rule of law in Romania and interface with the American culture, 2000).