Alina Purcaru (b. 1982, Romania) graduated from the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures at the University of Bucharest and has published two volumes of poems: resistance (Cartea Românească, 2016) and Indigo (Tracus Arte, 2018). She is also the author of the picture book Catrina and The Great Mr. Sleep (Catrina şi Marele Domn Somn, Cartier, 2017), illustrated by Mihaela Paraschivu, and co-author of the collective novel Rubik (Polirom, 2008). She is the coordinating editor of two anthologies: Stories about Women Writers and Motherhood (Poveşti cu scriitoare şi copii, Polirom, 2014) and 10.000 More Characters (10.000 de semne, 2017), a Spanish/Romanian collection of Romanian prose. She has published essays and poems in three collections: You, Above Everything: An Anthology of Love Poems (Tu, înainte de toate – o antologie de poeme de dragoste, edited by Cosmin Perţa, Paralela 45, 2018), How Men Read Women’s Literature (Cum citesc bărbaţii cărţile femeilor, edited by Lia Faur and Şerban Axinte, Polirom, 2017) and Her. Feminist Perspectives on Romanian Society (Ea. Perspective feministe asupra societăţii româneşti, edited by Oana Zamfirache, 2019). Alina Purcaru is a regular contributor to various cultural magazines, where she publishes book reviews. She works in Bucharest as a literary journalist and coordinating editor for Observator cultural, one of the leading cultural weekly magazines in Romania.