EUGEN URICARU (b. 1946) is a writer, poet, screenwriter of fiction films. He is the founder of the literary group Echinox (1967). He has published 19 books. His volumes have been translated and published in China, Russia, Germany, France, Hungary, Serbia, Macedonia, Vietnam. He was awarded the Romanian Academy Prize (twice) and the Romanian Writers’ Union Award (twice). The films made after its scenarios were awarded the Grand Prix at San Marino and Santa Rem (Portugal). He is currently the President of Copyro, a society of collective administration of copyrights. He was the President of the Romanian Writers’ Union.