Cosmin Perta was born in Viseu de Sus, Maramures, in 1982. He is a poet, prose writer and essayist. He graduated from the Literature Faculty of the Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj. He went on to take an MA in Contemporary Literature at Bucharest University, followed by a doctorate with a thesis on the subject of the fantastic in East-European literature. He has published five volumes of poetry, two collections of short stories, two novels, a monograph, a study and a play. His poems have been translated into eleven languages. In the Romanian and foreign press there are more than two hundred reviews and references to his work.