Ioana Nicolaie was born in Sângeorz-Băi, Bistriţa-Năsăud county. She published several poetry volumes (Retouched Prose, The North, The Faith, Cenotaph, Autoimmune – considered to be the “Best Book of 2013” by the Romanian Writers Union), the anthology Lomographies, three novels (The Sky Inside the Belly, A Bird on the Wire, The Black Wormwood – a finalist for the most important national literary prizes, winner of the prose prize awarded by Ateneu magazine, the “Book of the Year 2018” voted in the competition “The Reader Knows Best”, organized by Cărturești libraries), as well as children’s literature (Arik’s Adventures, Arik and the Mercenaries, Ferbonia, Vertigia and Medilo’s Journey). She was nominated for several international prizes, among which the Eastern European Literature Award. The volume North was translated in German (2008), The Sky Inside the Belly was published in Swedish (2013), Bulgarian (2014) and German (2018), A Bird on the Wire was translated in Serbian, while Autoimmune was published in Bulgarian (2016). She was included in twenty collective books in Romania (Windows 98, 40238 Tescani, The Book of Grandparents, Intellectuals in the Kitchen, The Book of Senses, My Bucharest, Writers at the Police, etc.) and in several foreign magazines and anthologies (Poésie 2003: Roumanie, territoire d’Orphée, New European Poets, An Anthology of Contemporary Romanian Poetry etc.). She has been invited to many national and international conferences and literature festivals. Selections of her poetry have been translated into French, English, German, Swedish, Polish, Bulgarian. She is a member of the Romanian Writers’ Union and of PEN Romania.