Alexander Sitzmann, born in 1974 in Stuttgart, studied Scandinavian and Slavic in Vienna, and researches and lectures at the university there. He has been a freelance literary translator of Bulgarian, Macedonian and Scandinavian since 1999. He is the author of two linguistic monographs, editor of several anthologies and journal focuses, consultant for the bm:ukk, KulturKontakt Austria as well as various national and international publishing companies. He received the honorary award of the Bulgarian Ministry of Culture (2004), the translator prize of the bm:ukk (2007, 2008, 2009) as well as numerous grants.