Polish-Israeli Jewish writer, translator and pianist, born in 1946 in Poznan. She spent her childhood and studies in Warsaw, from where she emigrated with her parents and younger brother to Israel at the age of 22 as a result of the anti-Semitic campaign in 1968–1969. She received her musical education in Poland, which she continued in Israel by studying art history and musicology at the Hebrew University. She worked, among other things, as an accompanist in a ballet school, a private piano teacher and a music therapist for disabled children, interpreter at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial and coordinator of Israeli-Polish cultural contacts at the Polish Institute at the Polish Embassy in Tel Aviv. She entered the literary scene at a mature age and published four books of razor-sharp short stories, namely Mezalians, Rachmunes, The Sea of Jerusalem and The Cup of Bread. Her short stories are characterized by a colorful image of the characters, their social marginality, terseness or non-negotiables. They are not avoiding the most difficult topics, such as cancer, mental illness, alcoholism, strained family relationships, drugs, prostitution, uprooting or the search for one’s own identity in a foreign environment. At festival, the author will present an excerpt from her book Mezalians, translated by Hanele Palková, for which she received the Culture Magazine Foundation Award.