Dan Coman was born in Gersa, Bistrita-Nasaud, on 27 July 1975. He made his literary debut with the year of the yellow mole (Timpul, Jassy, 2003), which was followed by ghinga (Vinea, Bucharest, 2005) and The Mara Dictionary (Cartier, Kishinev, 2009). In 2004 he was awarded the Mihai Eminescu Opera Prima Poetry Prize and the Literary Debut Prize of the Union of Romanian Writers. In 2010, he was awarded the Radio Romania Cultural Prize for Poetry and in 2011 Slovenia’s Vilenica Crystal Prize. Cartea Romaneasca has published two collections of his short stories: Irresistible (2010) and The Parish (2012). His work has been included in anthologies published in Romania, Sweden, France, the United States, Serbia, Hungary, Slovenia and Canada.