Emil-Iulian Sude is one of the first award-winning poets of Roma ethnicity in Romania and a student at the University of Bucharest, majoring in Romani and minoring in Romanian languages and literatures. He published five collections of poems, starting with Scărarul [The Ladder Maker] (Grinta, 2014), also translated into Hebrew and published in Israel (Zur-Ot, 2014). Sude has earned over 20 awards and distinctions and won numerous poetry contests, including the Octavian Goga National Poetry Competition (2023); the Harald Siegmund prize; the National Creative Competition Cultural Călan (2022); the Gogol’s Overcoat Special Prize (2021); and Second Prize, the Safeguarded by Eminescu National Poetry Competition (2021). The manuscript Rapsodiile unui gelos [Rhapsodies of a Jealous Man] has earned him Second Prize in the 2022 Alexandru Macedonski National Literature Competition and the Florica Cristoforeanu award in the Titel Constantinescu International Festival of Literary Creation from Rafet publishing house, which subsequently published it in 2022. Most recently, Paznic de noapte [The Night Security Guard] (Casa Cărţilor, 2023), was awarded the Ion Zubașcu prize at the 2023 Sighet International Poetry Festival. In 2018, his contribution to the development and promotion of Roma culture and identity was recognized with a Diploma of Excellence.