Mircea Cǎrtǎrescu was born in Bucharest in 1956 and since 1978 has published poetry and prose. Numerous stays abroad u. a. in Berlin, Stuttgart, Vienna, Florence. His work is translated into many languages. Books among others: Nostalgia, Travestie and the Orbitor trilogy: The Left Wing, The Body and The Right Wings; Beautiful Strangers (stories). Mircea Cǎrtǎrescu lives in Bucharest.