Ilana Kurshan is a graduate of Harvard (BA, summa cum laude) and has a Master’s in English literature from Cambridge. She has worked in literary publishing both in New York and in Jerusalem, as a translator and foreign rights agent and as the books editor of Lilith magazine. She has also taught Talmud in both Israel and the U.S. Her writing has appeared in Tablet, Lilith, Hadassah, The Forward, Kveller, The World Jewish Digest, Nashim, and The Jewish Week. She lives in Jerusalem with her husband and four children.