Alina Purcaru (b. 1982, Hunedoara county) is a writer and literary journalist. She graduated from the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures at the University of Bucharest and has published three volumes of poems: rezistență/resistance (Cartea Românească Publishing House, 2016), Indigo (Tracus Arte Publishing House, 2018) and Tot mai multă splendoare/ More and More Splendor (Cartier Publishing House, 2022). She is also the author of two picture books: Catrina and The Great Mr. Sleep/Catrina şi Marele Domn Somn (Cartier, 2017) and An Unicorn in The Museum of Bones/ Un unicorn în muzeul de oase (Cartier, 2019), both of them illustrated by Mihaela Paraschivu. She is also co-author of the collective novel Rubik (Polirom, 2008) and the coordinating editor of three anthologies: Stories about Women Writers and Motherhood/Poveşti cu scriitoare şi copii (Polirom, 2014), 10.000 More Characters/Alte 10.000 de semne (2017), a Spanish/Romanian collection of Romanian prose printed by the Romanian Cultural Institute and A Century of Romanian Poetry Written by Women, together with Paula Erizanu (Cartier Publishing House, 2019).
She has published essays and poems in five collections. Alina Purcaru is a regular contributor to various cultural magazines, where she publishes book reviews, and she works in Bucharest as a literary journalist and coordinating editor for Cultural Observer, one of the leading cultural weekly magazines in Romania. She is a member of PEN Romania.