MARIA POSTU is a PhD High School Teacher, (C. A. Rosetti Theoretical High School, 2nd District of Bucharest), grade I, a Doctor of Philology and a Member of Romania’s Writers Union. Her published books are: Leonor and the fairies, Romanian-French bilingual edition, Ardelean School Publishing House, Cluj, 2017; nominated for the Romanian Writersʼ Union Awards, Childrenʼs Literature Section, 2018; The Postal Box of the Sky, the eLiteratura Publishing House, Bucharest, 2014; The Privilege of Imperfection, Tipo Moldova Publishing House, Iași, anthology of poems in the collection Opera Omnia, 2013; Imagination of Power in Romanian Prose, Tipo Publishing House Moldova, Iași, 2013; Stories for waking up adults, Tracus Arte Publishing House, Bucharest, 2011; Breban’s Ark, European Idea Publishing House, Bucharest, 2010; From Behind the window, Museum of Romanian Literature Publishing House, Bucharest, 2007; Life-death Subscription, Vinea Publishing House, 2003; Meeting with Altamira, Eminescu Publishing House, Bucharest, 1999; Contagious insomnia, Pandora Publishing House, Bucharest, 1994; monodrama theatrical play Eva against Eva, nominated for the Drama Competition in Bacau, 2017.
She has published scientific essays, poetry and prose in numerous literary journals: 13 Plus, Pro saeculum, Morning Star, Contemporary, Literary Conversations, Literary Mirror, Old Oven, Meandre, Stone Falls.
She received The Essay Award, at the “Memoria Slovelor” International Competition, Vâlcea, 2016; The Francophone Diploma at the “Europoésie” Poetry Competition, Paris 2013; “Naji Naaman” Prize at the International Creation Contest organized by the Naaman House for Culture in Beirut, 2012; “Agatha Bacovia” Award, at the “Romeo and Juliet” International Competition, Mizil, 2011; The Lucian Blaga Cultural Center Award, at the “Lucian Blaga” International Festival, 2008; The Transilvanian Jurnal Award, at the “Lucian Blaga” National Competition, 1997; One Magazine Prize, at the “Mihai Eminescu” National Contest Festival, Botosani, 1997; The Romanian Writing Publishing Prize, at the “Marin Preda” National Short Prose Competition, Alexandria, 1985.
Her motto is: “You have to pull the mask of things, like that of people” (Michel de Montaigne).