Andrea Cecon (born January 30, 1973, Udine, Italy), retired hearing aids technician and composer of haiku, renku, and haiga; published in journals throughout Western and Eastern Europe, Japan, Australia, and North America. Author of numerous books and e-books of haibun in English and Italian. Won recognition in the Mainichi Haiku Contest, the Sharpening the Green Pencil Haiku Contest, the Polish International Haiku Competition, and the International Matsuo Bashō Award. Vice president of the Italian Haiku Association and judge for the Bashō Award in 2015. Resides in Cividale del Friuli, Italy.