Andriy Lyubka, a poet, writer and essayist, was born in 1987. He graduated from Mukachevo Military School, Ukrainian philology at Uzhgorod University and Balkan Studies at the University of Warsaw. He is the author of three books of poetry, a collection of short stories and a book of essays. In 2007 he received the Debut prize, in 2011 the Kyiv Laurels prize and CEI Fellowship for Writers in Residence in 2017. He is also a translator from Polish, Croatian, Serbian and English and the curator of two international poetry festivals. He lives in Uzhgorod.