Liviu Ioan Stoiciu
Liviu Ioan Stoiciu was born in 1950. He is a poet, prose writer, playwright, essayist and journalist. He made his debut with a collection of poems entitled On the Pennant (1980, awarded the Writers’ Union Prize). He has published numerous collections of poetry, including: Heart of Rays (1982), When Memory Returns (1985), A Parallel World (1989), Aristocratic Poems (1991, awarded the Writers’ Union Prize), Collective Solitude (1996, awarded the Romanian Academy Prize), The Ruins of the Poem (1997), Post-Hospices (1997), The Animal Poem (2000), On Leaving (2003), The Plato Crater (2008), Banned Substances (2012), and also volumes of memoirs and essays. He is also the author of the novels The Hidden Woman (1997), Holy Communion (1999), Somewhere in the South-East (2001), The Fairy-tale Novel (2002) and the collection of plays The Forgotten Theatre (2005, awarded the Writers’ Union Prize).