Michaela Rosioru was born ten years after the end of the Second World War and lived through the material and moral shortages imposed by the communist regime during her young and mature age. After the fall of the communist regime she did what most of her countrymen did: traveled to some parts of the world, as she has not been allowed to do this before. She published several articles in the most important cultural weekly of the post-revolutionary era, called 'Dilema', several short stories in the magazine 'Reflex' and an article in 'Antagonismes communautaires et dialogues interculturels' (l'Harmattan, Bruxelles, 2008). Michaela Rosioru studied German and English at the Bucharest University and has been always working as a teacher of German at a secondary school in the seaside city of Constanta, a job she never liked and which held her trapped. She considers that the only way to escape the trap is writing, which has always been her secret job. The author considers that the 'The Artist's Father in the Riverside Thicket' could be interesting to educated adults who read literature and to people belonging to the Romanian Diaspora, who might find within the novel well-known life patterns of the former fatherland.