Sergiu Urma was born in Romania, where he earned an MA in English Literature. After a two-year stint as a reporter for the state-run Radio Bucharest, he joined the Associated Press as a correspondent. Forced to leave the country by Romania's communist authorities, he worked in Vienna, Austria, as an AP reporter covering Eastern Europe and the anticommunist revolutions occurring there. After arriving in the United States in 1990, he worked on AP's International Desk in New York as a reporter and business news editor until 2014, when he retired after 40 years with the company. His first book, "Screwed: Dancing with the Generals,” published by Amazon in 2015, is a memoir that takes the reader inside Ceausescu’s Romania and sheds light on Urma’s time as an AP reporter there, highlighting just how dangerous the political climate was during this ill-fated chapter of modern history. His two-act play “Chessgame” is an ingenious parable of a mechanical, on-command murder. As it progresses in the epic and historical matter, it becomes a violent indictment of totalitarianisms of any kind through grotesque, stylized, and shocking formulas. The author can be reached by email at viorelurma@yahoo.com " /> Sergiu Urma was born in Romania, where he earned an MA in English Literature. After a two-year stint as a reporter for the state-run Radio Bucharest, he joined the Associated Press as a correspondent. Forced to leave the country by Romania's communist authorities, he worked in Vienna, Austria, as an AP reporter covering Eastern Europe and the anticommunist revolutions occurring there. After arriving in the United States in 1990, he worked on AP's International Desk in New York as a reporter and business news editor until 2014, when he retired after 40 years with the company. His first book, "Screwed: Dancing with the Generals,” published by Amazon in 2015, is a memoir that takes the reader inside Ceausescu’s Romania and sheds light on Urma’s time as an AP reporter there, highlighting just how dangerous the political climate was during this ill-fated chapter of modern history. His two-act play “Chessgame” is an ingenious parable of a mechanical, on-command murder. As it progresses in the epic and historical matter, it becomes a violent indictment of totalitarianisms of any kind through grotesque, stylized, and shocking formulas. The author can be reached by email at viorelurma@yahoo.com " />
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Sergiu Urma was born in Romania, where he earned an MA in English Literature. After a two-year stint as a reporter for the state-run Radio Bucharest, he joined the Associated Press as a correspondent. Forced to leave the country by Romania's communist authorities, he worked in Vienna, Austria, as an AP reporter covering Eastern Europe and the anticommunist revolutions occurring there. After arriving in the United States in 1990, he worked on AP's International Desk in New York as a reporter and business news editor until 2014, when he retired after 40 years with the company.


His first book, "Screwed: Dancing with the Generals,”
published by Amazon in 2015, is a memoir that takes the reader inside Ceausescu’s Romania and sheds light on Urma’s time as an AP reporter there, highlighting just how dangerous the political climate was during this ill-fated chapter of modern history. His two-act play “Chessgame” is an ingenious parable of a mechanical, on-command murder. As it progresses in the epic and historical matter, it becomes a violent indictment of totalitarianisms of any kind through grotesque, stylized, and shocking formulas.

The author can be reached by email at viorelurma@yahoo.com