Augustin Buzura (Romanian pronunciation: [awɡusˈtin buˈzura]; September 22, 1938 – July 10, 2017) was a Romanian novelist and short story writer, also known as a journalist, essayist and literary critic. A member of the Romanian Academy, he has been the president of the Romanian Cultural Foundation since 1990 and president of the Romanian Cultural Institute between 2003 and 2004.
Born in Berinţa village, Copalnic-Mănăștur commune (Maramureș County), Buzura graduated from Gheorghe Şincai National College in Baia Mare and attended the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy in Cluj (1958–1964), specializing in psychiatry. He debuted as a journalist with articles published by the magazine Tribuna during 1960.
Augustin's Buzura first published work was the 1963 collection of short stories, Capul Bunei Speranţe ("Cape of Good Hope"). He continued to publish regularly after that date, receiving critical acclaim and being awarded the Romanian Writers' Union prize three times, for the successive works Absenţii ("The Absentees"), Feţele tăcerii ("The Faces of Silence") and Vocile nopţii ("The Voices in the Night").
- Capul Bunei Speranţe, 1963
- De ce zboara vulturii, 1967
- Absenţii, 1970
- Orgolii, 1974
- Feţele tăcerii, 1974
- Vocile nopţii, 1980
- Bloc-notes, 1981
- Refugii, 1984
- Drumul cenuşii, 1988
- Recviem pentru nebuni şi bestii, 1999
- Raport asupra singurătăţii, 2009