Moni Stănilă (b. 1978, Republic of Moldova) was born in Tomeşti, Timiş County, Romania. She studied literature and orthodox theology in Timişoara and Sibiu. Since 2010, she has lived in Chişinău, where she works as an editorialist for Moldova’s most widely read Romanian‑language newspaper, Timpul, and runs the “Republica” literary cenacle with Alexandru Vakulovski. She published a conversion diary, Iconostas (Graphe, 2007), collections of poetry: Postoy Parovoz. Confessions of a Dogmatist (Ninpress / Charmides, 2009), Sagarmatha (Tracus Arte, 2012), The Factory Colony (Cartea Românească, 2015), A World of Fans, which You Shouldn’t Share with Anyone (Charmides, 2017), the novel The Fourth (Tracus Arte, 2013), and a fantasy novel for teenagers, The War of the Enchanters. Poems of hers have been translated into German, English, French, Swedish, Russian, Azeri, Catalan, Hungarian, Estonian and Turkish.