Dan Danila is a poet and painter who has lived in Leonberg, Germany since 1990. He was born in 1954 in Romania, where he graduated from the Arts High School of Sibiu/Hermannstadt. His poems, short stories, translations, and graphics have been published by leading literary magazines in Romania, Germany, Denmark, Canada, and the United States.
Dan has published five books of poetry in Romanian. He has also translated into Romanian five book-length selections of French and German literary works by Franois Villon, Rainer Maria Rilke, Wolf von Aichelburg and Georg Scherg.
In 2000, he won the LITERART XXI Award for his translations of Rilke's poetry. He is a member of the Romanian Writers' Association.