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).

 

 

 

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