Moni Stãnilã


Born in 1978 in western Romania, Moni Stănilă is a versatile writer. After studying Orthodox theology, she has not only excelled as a poet, but also as an author of children's books and novels. In 2019, she also published a literary biography about the Romanian-French sculptor Constantin Brâncuși. She was recently awarded the "Radio România Cultural" prize in the poetry category and the prestigious "Observator Cultural" prize for her latest poetry collection Ofsaid, which was published by "Nemira" in Bucharest in 2022. The jury praised her for her bold and unlikely combination of three seemingly disparate themes: Christian faith, soccer and war.