Tudor Ganea was born in Bucharest in 1983. He is an architect and graduated from the Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism in 2008. He wrote his first short story in the tenth grade at school, winning first prize in a prose competition for lyceum students in Constanta, after his Romanian teacher entered it on his behalf but without his knowledge. After that, he started writing, mainly short stories, and hasn’t stopped for the last fifteen years, although throughout that period he was his sole reader and critic. His novel The Casemate marks his publishing debut.