Gabriela Avigur-Rotem was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1946 and came to Israel in 1950. She holds a degree in Hebrew and English literature. She has taught literature at high school and directed writing workshops at Haifa and Ben Gurion Universities. She works as an editor at Haifa University Publishing House. Her novels include Mozart Was Not a Jew, Heatwave and Crazy Birds, and Ancient Red.
Dalya Bilu lives in Jerusalem andhas been awarded a number ofprizes for her translation work,including the Israeli Ministry ofCulture Prize for Translation, andthe Jewish Book Council Award forHebrew-English Translation.