Leo Butnaru, Date of Birth, Place of Birth


Leo Butnaru

Romanian poet

Date of Birth: 05-Jan-1949

Place of Birth: Negureni, Telenești District, Moldova

Profession: poet, historian, translator

Nationality: Romania

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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About Leo Butnaru

  • Leo Butnaru (was born in Negureni, Orhei County, in the Republic of Moldova 5 January 1949) – is a writer from Moldova and Romania.
  • He holds a degree in journalism and philology from the University of Moldova (1972).
  • He has worked in publishing, as editor and editor-in-chief, at magazines such as, Moldovan Youth, Literature and Art, and Moldova.
  • His first poetry publication was a chapbook, Wing in Light (1976).
  • In 1977, he became a member of the Writers Union of the Soviet Union.
  • In the same year, he is removed from the staff of Moldoval Youth (following his approval of an article regarding M.
  • Kogalniceanu that crossed imperial-communist ideological lines).
  • He is a member of the Romanian Writers Union (1994).
  • He is a founding member of the Moldovan PEN Center.
  • From 1997 to 2005, he was president of the Chisinau branch of the Romanian Writers Union.
  • He is on the board of the Romanian Writers Union.In 2019 some media sources announced that Leo Butnaru has been nominated for the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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