Dr. Ion Bogdan LEFTER
writer, literary critic, cultural and political analyst;
professor at the University of Bucharest, former visiting professor at the University of Amsterdam (1992-1994); numerous other conferences at international universities and participations in academic event
director of aLtitudini monthly journal (since March 2006); former director of Observator cultural weekly journal (= Cultural Observer, 2000-2005);
political analyst with the BBC (Romanian Department) and with the Romanian daily Ziua (= The Day); former Bucharest Bureau chief of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (1995-1998);
author of numerous books, a.o. A Guide to Romanian Literature and Romanian Writers of the 80ies and 90ies (coord.) (both in English, 1999);
president of the Association of Professional Writers in Romania - ASPRO.