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.
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).