Horia Gârbea was born in 1962, in Bucharest. He is a writer and translator. He has held various positios within cultural institutions such as: literary secretary of the „Toma Caragiu” Theatre in Ploieşti; president of the Bucharest Writers’ Association; president of the Poetry branch of the Romanian Writers’ Union; elected member in the Executive Committee of the Writers’ Union; chief of the editorial board of “Luceafărul de dimineață” review, former vicepresident of the Romanian Cultural Institute, etc. Among his published books: Madame Bovary Are the Others (drama, 1993); Witness Testing (poetry, 1996); Bucharest Mysteries (short stories, 1997); Whoever Killed Marx? (theatre, Vinea, 2001); Roast Duck with Orange (newspaper articles, Premier, 2002); How to Raise Home Iguanas (poetry, Vinea, 2003); Partial Arts (literary criticism, Muzeul Literaturii Române, 2005); The Smarter Brother of the Kalashnikov (short stories, Limes, 2010); The Panther on the Harpsichord (poetry, Tracus Arte, 2011); Huppy’s Songs (poetry, Neuma, 2016); Three Mystery Plays (drama, Tracus Arte, 2016). He is also well-known for his literary translations from English, the most recent being Shakespeare’s theatre, under the coordination of G. Volceanov. He wrote several movie and television scripts, he edited anthologies and prefaced various books.