Member of the Mallarmé Academy and winner of the prestigious Apollinaire Prize, she now defends the cause as general secretary of the jury, Linda Maria Baros is, as Lionel Ray said, an “extraordinary poet” whose “masterly daring work surprises as it is unpredictable, dreamy and sharp at the same time.”
French-language author born in 1981 in Bucharest, Linda Maria Baros has published six collections of poetry, including Le Livre de signes et d’ombres (The Book of Signs and Shadows, Poetical Calling Prize, 2004), La Maison en lames de rasoir (The House Made of Razor Blades, Apollinaire Prize, 2006, reprinted in 2008), L’Autoroute A4 et autres poèmes (Highway A4 and Other Poems, 2009) and The Boned Swimmer. Metropolitan Legends (2015).
Her poems are translated and published in 28 countries.
In parallel, she has also written two plays, as well as two literary studies, and translated over thirty books.
Linda Maria Baros holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from the Sorbonne University. In Paris, where she lives, she is general secretary of the Comparative Literature College, director of the Festival franco-anglais de poésie/French-English Poetry Festival and editor in chief of the international poetry and visual art review La Traductière.