ALEXANDRU VAKULOVSKI (b. 1978, Republic of Moldova) is a poet, prose writer, playwright, scenarist, editorialist and translator. He was born in Antonești/Suvorov (nowadays Ştefan Vodă) in the Soviet Union, today the Republic of Moldova. Currently he works as a columnist (at deschide.md) and coordinates the literary cenacle “Republica”, with his wife and writer Moni Stănilă, at the Municipal Library in Chișinău. He published essays, prose, poetry, drama and literary criticism in several Romanian and Moldavian cultural magazines. His works have been included in anthologies in Romania, Moldova and also in various international publications. He is an important translator of contemporary Russian literature. Published books: Pizdeţ / Fucked up (novel), 2002; Oedip, the King of Freud’s Mother (poetry), 2002 Rupturing (drama), 2002; Letopizdeţ. White Cactuses for My Girlfriend, 2004; ecstasy (poetry) 2005; Bong (novel), 2007; 157 Steps to Hell (novel), 2010; Set Fire to Books (poetry), 2012; Afghans, 2016, Sights (poetry), 2017. Selections of his prose and poems have been translated into German, English, French, Swedish, Russian, Hungarian, Czech, Azeri, Spanish, Italian and Turkish.