Julia Idlis, PhD, is a poet, writer, literary critic, translator, and journalist, born in 1981 in Kaliningrad, Russia. Idlis graduated from the Moscow State University (the Philological Faculty) and wrote a dissertation on Harold Pinter's screenplays. She is author of two collections of poems (Fairy-tales for . . ., 2003; and Air, Water, 2005) and a nonfiction book on Russian bloggers (2010). At present she works as an editor of the culture section at the Russian Reporter magazine, an all-Russia weekly publication.