D. A. Mishani a best-selling crime writer, screenwriter and literary scholar, specializing in the history of crime fiction. His crime novels have been translated into more than twenty languages, made into films and TV series, shortlisted for the CWA international dagger award and the Grand Prix de Litterature Policliere and won the prestigious Martin Beck award for best crime novel translated to Swedish and the Grand Prix du meilleur Polar de lecteurs de Points. He lives in Tel Aviv and writes full time.
Jessica Cohen is a highly acclaimed translator of Hebrew literature, including books by David Grossman and Amos Oz, and won the Man Booker International Prize for her translation of Grossman's A Horse Walks into a Bar. She lives in Denver, Colorado.