Ernest WICHNER (Germany) was born in Romania in 1952. He studied German and Romanian literature at the West University of Timișoara. In 1975 he emigrated to West Berlin, where he continued his studies of German literature and political science at the Freie Universität. After many years of working for the Literaturhaus Berlin, he served as its director from 2003 to 2017. Wichner’s literary works include poetry and essay collections as well as numerous adaptations and translations of Romanian. In 2005, Wichner was awarded the city of Münster’s International Poetry Prize. His translation of Cătălin Mihuleacs has been nominated for the Leipzig Book Fair Prize.