Bogdan Ghiu (b. 1958, Bucharest, Romania) is a critically acclaimed, award-winning Romanian poet and essayist (literature, philosophy, media, contemporary art, urbanology), translator (over sixty books in philosophy and French literature), translation theorist and teacher, journalist, member of the 80s Generation and of the “Luni” literary circle, former student of Jacques Derrida, member of PEN Romania. His most recent books are: the essays Production Line: Working with Art (2014) and Everything Must Be Translated. The New Paradigm (a Manifesto) (2015), and Collected Poems (2017). In 2012-2013 and 2016-2017 he led translation workshops organized by the Center National du Livre (Paris) and the Romanian Cultural Institute. In September 2018 he received the Grand Prix “The Laurel Wreath of Thrace” of the Poetry Tournament from Alexandroupolis (Greece). At present he is the holder of two weekly columns, in Observator Cultural magazine and LiterNet, and of a daily column about the city on Radio Romania Cultural. He is working on a new book about translation and a book about Bucharest.