NICOLAE PRELIPCEANU (n. 1942, Suceava) is a graduate of the Faculty of Letters, University of Cluj, l966. Former editor of several literary magazines: Tribuna – Cluj, Viața Românească – Bucharest, Luceafărul – Bucharest, journalist at the newspaper România liberă – chief of the cultural department and columnist, now chief editor of the monthly magazine „Viața Românească”. Former media adviser of the prime minister of Romania. Member of the Writers’ Union in Romania. Five times member of the jury for the Romanian Writers’ Union Book Awards, three times recipient of the Award for Poetry given by the same organization. Has been awarded the„Eminescu” – Opera omnia Award in 2013.
Published many books of poems: The Slanting Tower – 1966, Antù -1968, 13 Illusions – 1971, Arheopterix – 1973, Ask the Smoke – 1975, The Night Diary – 1980, A Civilian in the Twentieth Century-1980, Happy by Correspondence-1982, The Ice Finger – 1984, The Anatomical Weapon – 1985, The Forgetting Machine – 1990, The Wellmortal – 1996, What were you doing on the Eve of St Bartholomew’s Day – 1999, A Theater of another nature – 2006, At the Loss of Hope, – 2012, Funa máro – 2022 ; some poetry books translated in German and Hungarian, anthologies in: Poland, Rusia, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, France, USA. He also published four prose books: The Summer of a former Piano-Champion – short stories, 1973, The Norwegian Tunnel – novel, 1978; Ten Minutes of Immortality – short stories, 1983; The Inner Staircase – novel, 1987,; An undercover novel, short stories – 2018.