Florin Irimia was born in Iasi on 26 January 1976. He is assistant professor in the Faculty of Letters of the "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University of Iasi. Since 2001 he has contributed literary reviews to Observator Cultural, Romania Literara, Dilemateca, Timpul, and Suplimentul de cultura, where he writes a weekly column. In 2009 he made his debut as a prose writer in Noua Literatura (under the penname Eduard Tautu), and in 2011 he published his first novel, Defekt, with Editura Brumar. His work is included in the anthology Level Zero Alert in Contemporary Romanian Short Prose (ed. Igor Ursenco), published by Herg Benet in 2011. Polirom published his novel, A Darkened Window, in 2012. He has translated Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood (Editura Leda, 2008) and co-translated, with Nicoleta Irimia, Alias Grace by the same author (Editura Leda, 2013), providing also a number of forewords to the novels of Margaret Atwood translated into Romanian. He has published short prose in Familia, Steaua, Timpul, Zona Literara and Ziarul de Iasi. Polirom published his novels A Darkened Window (2012) and A Few Things about You (2014).