Marek Vadas (1971) studied aesthetics and the Slovak language and Slovak literature at Comenius University in Bratislava. A regular visitor to equatorial Africa, he has become an adviser to the king of Nyenjei, a small kingdom in Cameroon. He is the author of a novel and several collections of short stories. His fiction combines traditional African narrative forms with European Modernism. Vadas’s books have been translated into multiple languages. His collection The Healer won the Anasoft Litera prize in 2007.