Gellu Dorian was born in 1953, in Botoșani. He is a poet, prose writer and playwright. Poetry volumes published (selection): The Rest of the Restlessness, 1979; Esopia, 1982; Introductory Poems, 1986; Elegies After Rilke, 1993; In Search of the Lost Poem, 1995; Rascal Poems, 1996; Migrant Inferno, 1997; Poesia mirabilis, l999; Alone in Front Of God, 2001; A Poet in New York, 2002; Kafka Café, 2003; Chasing the Sadness Away, like Paganini, 2009; Ten Exemplary Poems from the Town Where, They Say, Nothing Happens, 2011; The Book of Solitudes, 2012; You Close the Window. And Fly!, 2015; One Hundred Masters and a Disciple, 2016; The Path to Follow, 2017; The Other Life, 2018. Prose volumes (selections): The Writer, 1996; The Fabulous Book, 2003; The End, or Scenes from the Life of a Fake Man, 2003; Against Us, 2005; Matriochka Island, 2005; Gorgias House, 2011; The Book from Uppsala, 2016; The Losers, 2018. Theatre: Caţavencii, 2001; Confort Freud, 2011 (book awarded by the Romanian Writers’ Union). Essay volumes: The Poet’s Steps (together with Emil Iordache, 1989); Young Romanian Poets from Beyond the Styx, 1998; The Poetry Reader (2 vol., 2008 & 2018). His poems have been included in several Romanian and foreign anthologies (in the USA, France, Belgium, Germany, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Spain, Hungary, Slovakia, Russia, Greece, Great Britain, etc. He has been awarded several national and international literary prizes, among which: the Romanian-Canadian “Ronald Gasparic” prize, 2001; the Balkanica prize, Bulgaria, 2009; the award “The European Spring of the Poets”, Chișinău, 2014”). He is a member of the Romanian Writers’ Union and editor-in-chief of “Hyperion” magazine. He is the initiator, in 1991, of the National Poetry Prize “Mihai Eminescu”, that reached its 29th edition.