was born in Bucharest in 1979. Until 2007, he was a successful music critic for »Dilema« and »Dilema veche«. He initially published as a co-author with his brother Filip Florian. In 2009, he became a scholar at the Berlin Literary Colloquium and began writing his solo début novel. His poetic, almost fantastic prose is unique in its naïve and tragic lack of compromise. A second novel is in the works. Matei Florian lives in Bucharest and Ciocanu.