Marius Chivu was born in 1978. He is a writer, translator and literary reviewer. He made his debut in 2012 with a collection of poems titled The Plastic Wafter (Union of Romanian Writers Debut Prize and Observator cultural magazine Debut Prize). He has also published a collection of interviews, What the Author Meant (2013), and a travel diary, Three Weeks in the Himalayas (2012). He is the editor of the anthology Best of: Short Prose of the 2000s (2013) and initiated and managed the Grandparents Book (2008) project. Since 2005 he has worked as an editor and literary reviewer for Dilema veche magazine and writes editorials for Elle magazine.