Radu Niciporuc (1950-2017) was born in Cluj. He studied electronics at university and went on to have a career as an engineer in Romania’s Ocean Fishing Fleet, which was to serve as his inspiration when he became a writer. In 2003, he established a small publishing house, Fabulator, for which he translated a number of works from Spanish : The Lost Man by Ramón Gómez de la Serna (2004), The Fascination of Words by Julio Cortázar (2006), The Tales of Eva Luna by Isabel Allende (2008), and Mauricio or The Local Elections by Eduardo Mendoza (2010). He has published short stories in Observator cultural, Viata Romaneasca and Vatra. His collection of stories Pascal Draws Boats marks his literary debut.