Vasile GÂRNEŢ

 

Vasile Gârneţ - born on 3 February  1958, in Republic of Moldova, namely in comune  Hănăsenii Noi from Lăpuşa district– graduated the Faculty of Journalism of Chişinău University in 1983. He is a member of The Writers’ Union of Romania and Moldova and a member of PEN Club. He was a book editor and editor-cheef at Hyperion Publishing from Chişinău and since 1994 he has become the director of Contrafort, a journal of literature and intelectual dialog.

The Moldovan writer conducts an active press publishing activity in Chişinău and Romania. He received several scholarships and creative fellowships in countries like Germany (1995), USA (1998), Czech Republic (2000, 2001) and he also participated on Europe Literature Express 2000, a literary journey through 14 European countries, organized by LiteraturWERKSTAD (Berlin) and The Council of Europe. Vasile Gârneţ is present in several anthologies of poetry published in Romania and abroad. His poems has been translated in countries like USA, Germany, U.K., Italy, France, Netherlands, Russia, Portugal, Spain, Poland, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia, Sweden, Finland, Belgium and Belarus.

Authors’ published books:

The Witness (novel, The Artistic Literature Publishing, Chisinau, 1988);
Sick Landscapes (poems, The Artistic Literature Publishing, Chisinau, 1990);
A Character in the Forgotten Garden (poems, Hyperion Publishing, Chisinau, 1992 – The Writers’ Union of Romania Prize);
Borges Field (poems, Vinea Publishing, Bucharest, 2002 - The Writer’ Union of Moldova Prize);
The intellectual as a diversion. Tragicomic scraps of inadequacy to reality (journalistic essay, Polirom Publishing, Iasi, 2005 - The Writer’ Union of Moldova Prize);
Literature Express. Europe through the wagons’ window (journal, in partnership with Vitalie Ciobanu, Cartea Românească Publishing, Bucharest, 2007 - The Chisinău Subsidiary of Writer’ Union of Romania Prize);
Interview at “Contrafort” (25 interviews with personalities of Romanian culture, Cartier Publishing, Chisinau, 2010 - The Writer’ Union of Moldova Prize);
In process of publication – The Heroes Museum (poems).

 

 

 

  • Leeuwarden Europan Capital of Culture 2018
  • Yunus Emre Institute
  • Danish Cultural Institute
  • Greenland Representation to the European Union
  • Ville de Bruxelles
  • Permanent Representation of the Republic of Estonia to the European Union
  • Greenlandic Writers Association
  • MuntPunt
  • Istituto Italiano di Cultura
  • Orfeu - Livraria Portuguesa
  • Network to Promote Linguistic Diversity
  • It Skriuwersboun
  • Embassy of the Republic of Estonia in Belgium
  • Camões Instituto de Cooperação e Língua Portugal
  • Permanent Representation of the Republic of Slovenia to the European Union
  • Austrian Cultural Forum
  • Balassi Institute - Cultural Service of the Embassy of Hungary in Brussels
  • Ambassade du Luxembourg à Bruxelles
  • Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union
  • Embassy of the Republic of Latvia to the Kingdom of Belgium
  • Etxepare Euskal Institutua
  • Commission européenne
  • Scottish Government EU Office
  • Polish Institute - Cultural Service of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Brussels
  • Mission of the Faroes to the EU
  • Embassy of Ireland
  • Czech Centre Brussels
  • Spain Arts and Culture - Cultural and Scientific Service of the Embassy of Spain in Belgium
  • Romanian Cultural Institute in Brussels