Flavius Ardelean (b. 1985, Brașov) is a Romanian award-winning writer, translator, trainer, arts manager and publishing professional. He is the author of five novels and two short story collections and has translated fiction from German and English into Romanian (books by Alfred Kubin, Victoria Schwab, Caitlin Kiernan etc.). For his fiction Flavius has won several awards and nominations, most notably two Colin awards for his work in the genres of fantasy and horror, one nomination for the award of Best European Debut at the Festival du Premier Roman in Chambery, France, and two nominations for the award of Best Young Novelist at the Young Writers Gala in Bucharest.
Flavius graduated from the German high-school Johannes Honterus and studied International Relations and European Studies in Cluj-Napoca. He was a DAAD scholar at the Institute of Cultural Management in Ludwigsburg, Germany, between 2009 and 2011. Flavius is a graduate of the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies with an MA with Distinction in Publishing, awarded for his dissertation on the field of horror publishing. Flavius is an affiliate member of the Horror Writers Association and a certified trainer specializing in creative writing.