Daniela Șontică (b. 1970, Vintilă-Vodă, Buzau county) is a poet, journalist, publisher; member of the Romanian Writers’ Union, Brașov Branch, as of 2017. Graduate of the Faculty of Philosophy and Journalism of the „Spiru Haret” University, Bucharest. Graduate of the Painting-Graphics Class of the Popular Art College of Buzau, as well as of the Artistic Secretary Editors’ College (Athenaeum Foundation Bucharest, 1992, prof. Cornel Tabacu, 1992). She made her debut in the “Convorbiri literare” (Literary Conversations) Magazine in November 1989. She published verse and prose pieces in most of the literary magazines in the country. Currently, she is an editor of the Lumina journal and works at Radio Trinitas. Between 2003 and 2010, she was an editor of Jurnalul Național/The National Journal. She initiated and currently coordinates the monthly supplement „The Literary and Artistic Light” of the Lumina journal.
Books published: Harlequins in a Wild Forrest/Arlechini într-o pădure sălbatică (Vinea Publishing, 1995, poetry), Look through Me/Uitaţi-vă prin mine (Brumar Publishing, 2007, poetry), Beloved with a Profet’s Name/Iubita cu nume de profet, (Tracus Arte Publishing, 2014 poetry), Privilèges de femme de lune (Vinea Publishing, 2015, French translation by Claudiu Soare), Notes from the Balcony/Însemnări din pridvor, (Trinitas Publishing, 2013, essays), Union People/Oamenii Unirii, (Trinitas Publishing, 2018, essays & evocations), Faces from the Romanian village/Chipuri din satul românesc, (Trinitas Publishing, 2018, essays), 30 Romanian writers from exile. 1945-1989, (Basilica Publishing, 2022, literary history).