24th ilb
5 – 14 Sep 2024 Program
9 – 18 Sep 2024 Young Program

Herkunft: Romania

Cosmin Manolache

Cosmin Manolache was born in the small Wallachian town of Mizil in Romania in 1973. He began writing whilst a student at the faculty of Border Control at the Bucharest Officers’ Academy. »I had so much time that I didn’t know what I should do with it. As a cadet

Constantin Abăluţă

Constantin Abăluţă was born in the Romanian capital of Bucharest in 1938, where he grew up and graduated in architecture at the renowned »Ion Mincu« Institute. Quite soon, however, literature became his passion. He wrote his first literary texts while still at university, publishing his works in various journals. After

Constantin Virgil Banescu

Constantin Virgil Bãnescu was born in Târgoviste, Romania, in 1982. He studied Communication and Public Relations at the National School for Administrative and Political Studies in Bucharest. Since his early youth, he has always enjoyed poetry, and when he was ten years old, he wrote his first poem – in

Christian Beldi

born in 1958 in Bucharest, is a multiple award-winning Romanian pianist. He studied piano in Bucharest, Rome, Geneva, and Hamburg and piano chamber music in Cologne. As a soloist he performs at concerts and festivals in Europe and the USA. He teaches at the Robert-Schumann-Hochschule in Düsseldorf and is professor

Catalin Dorian Florescu

Catalin Dorian Florescu was born in 1967 in Timișoara, Romania. His parents were against the dictatorial Ceaușescu regime that had gained power two years earlier, and planned to leave the country in the long term. In 1976 a first attempt by Florescu and his father to emigrate to Italy, and

Cătălin Mihuleac

Cătălin Mihuleac, born in 1960 in the northeast Romanian city of Iaşi, studied geography, geology, biology, and at the faculty of economics at the Alexandru Ioan Cuza University. He spent six years working as a geologist. In 1991, he began working as an editor for diverse print media outlets and

Alexandra Gavrila

Alexandra Gavrilă was born in 1985 in Deva, Romania. She studied fashion design at the University of Cluj and in Łódź, Poland. She discovered comics as a means of expression while attending a workshop at the French cultural center in Cluj. Since then, her graphics work has been a fusion

Alexandru Ciubotariu

Alexandru Ciubotariu was born in 1979 in Calarasi (Romania). He spent his childhood and youth in Constanta. In 2004 he graduated from the »George Enescu« Academy of Arts in Iasi / Iassy, with a thesis on the history of comics worldwide. In Romania, Alexandru Ciubotariu is one of the most