September 8, 2018
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IOAN MATIUŢ (b. 1956, Chișineu Criș, Arad county, Romania) is a writer, journalist and publisher. A graduate in journalism of the “Aurel Vlaicu” University, Arad. He regularly attends public readings, symposia, TV shows, book launches, articles in the local press. Chief-editor of Monitorul Cultural, editor at Arca cultural magazine and owner of the Mirador Publishing House. His poems have been translated into English, French, German, Serbian, Slovene, Arabian, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Chinese and Hungarian. As a poet, he was awarded prizes from the Writers’ Union, Association of the Literary Press and Publishing Houses of Romania (A.P.L.E.R.), and also of Convorbiri literare and Semne magazines, and Princess Margareta of Romania. His work includes: stâlpi de sare (salt pillars, 1996), umbre (shadows, 1999), priviri (gazes, 2003), déja vu (2005), déja vu (Hungarian edition, Bratislava, 2010), între ceruri (between the skies, 2009), respiră să nu uiţi (breathe so that you wouldn’t forget, 2011), fuga din urmă (the last run, 2013), după perete (behind the wall, 2015), toate acestea (all of these, Chinese edition, 2016).