Ioana Diaconescu – poet, translator, media-journalist, recent –History researcher. Born in Bucharest, she studied at the University Bucharest, Faculty Letters – Romanian-Italian section, graduated in 1971. She published 40 books: Poetry volumes, Books about recent History of Romania, Translations (most important Stephane Mallarme, William Shakespeare), Critical editions, Books for children. Awards (including ”Perpessicius” Award for critical editions, Diploma and Medal of Carpathian Academy for outstanding Poetic Creation, several times Award Book of the Year, Award “Șerban Cioculescu” for Memoirist and Literary History of National Museum of Romanian Literature etc.). Her poetry was translated in English, German, French, Georgian.