Born in 1968, Gheorghe Virtosu has lived an intense and eventful life: after enjoying an idyllic childhood in his village, he left his parents’ home at 15 for the middle school in town, which eventually led to a military career. Established in London in 1992, he gained British citizenship a few years later. Having simplicity as a guiding principle and solitude as his main source of inspiration, Gheorghe Virtosu is rapidly becoming a household name in literature.
Writing and painting have become the most effective way of dealing with frustration, loss, and anger - a form of therapy. Virtosu has found in writing the ideal form of elevating negative emotions and transforming them into rewarding projects meant to spread and replenish happiness and a zest for life.