Cosmin Perţa (n. 1982) is a Romanian essayist, poet and novelist. Born in 1982 in Vişeu de Sus, Maramureş county, he graduated „Babeş-Bolyai” University of Cluj-Napoca, the Faculty of Letters. He continued his studies of literature at the University of Bucharest, obtaining a master degree in contemporary literature and an PhD thesis concerning the European fantastic literature. He published several essays, novels, short stories and poetry books. In 2014 he was awarded the title Best Young Romanian Prose Writer. Fragments from his works are published in 13 languages. Currently he is lecturer of Comparative literature at the Hyperion University, Bucharest.