Nicolae Avram was born in Nasaud on 21 December 1966. He grew up in an orphanage. He made his debut with Suicide Songs (2000, awarded the George Cosbuc National Poetry Prize and the Writers Union Prize for Debut). His other books include : Litanies for the Devil (2006), The Ex orphans (2010), All Death Jazz (2013, awarded the ’Andrei Muresanu’ Prize by the Bistrita Nasaud Society of Writers and the ’Octavian Goga’ Prize of the Cluj Branch of the Writers Union). He edited Aurel Onisor’s posthumous volume of poetry, The Sign at Which You Will Stop to Drink Water (2013). He is a member of the Romanian Writers Union.