Dorit Rabinyan was born in Israel to an Iranian-Jewish family. She is the recipient Itzhak Vinner Prize, the ACUM Award, The Prime Minister’s Prize and the Jewish Wingate Quarterly Award (London). Her first two novels PERSIAN BRIDES and A STRAND OF A THOUSAND PEARLS were both best sellers and translated into fifteen languages. In 2014 Rabinyan published her third novel, BORDERLIFE, an immediate best seller in Israel. The novel was named one of the ten best books of the year by Ha’aretz newspaper and was also awarded the prestigious Bernstein Award for Literature. In January 2016 BORDERLIFE became the center of a political scandal in Israel when the Ministry of Education banned the book from high school’s curriculum.