Esty G. Hayim is the author of four novels, a short story collection, and a play. Her sixth novel, Sid (Hebrew Achuzat Bait), was published in March 2020. She studied theater at Tel Aviv University and teaches creative writing at Kibbutzim College. Her latest novel, Corner People, was published to wide critical acclaim and awarded the 2014 Brenner Prize and the prime Minister Levi Eshkol Prize in 2015. She also received the Israeli Prime Minister’s Award in 2003 for her novel Our Second Lives (Hakibbutz Hamuhad-Hasifriya Hahadasha). Hayim, whose short stories have appeared in anthologies worldwide, has acted with the Cameri, a leading Israeli repertory theater. Her novel Corner People was published in Italy and was one of two finalists for the Adei-WIZO literary prize in 1918.