CĂTĂLINA MATEI (b. 1988, Bucharest) studied the piano at the National University of Music from Bucharest, has a B.A. in Romanian Language and Literature – English Language and Literature (Faculty of Letters, University of Bucharest) and a Master`s degree in Literary Theory and Comparative Literature. She won several literary prizes, one of them resulting in her first published book of poems (Lanul cu sârme întinse, Tracus Arte Publishing House, 2014). She has worked as a teacher for a couple of years; in the present she is an editor at Tracus Arte Publishing House; sometimes being a bookie makes her lie within the translations’ province; and she works at the Literary Café – Tramvaiul 26.