Esti Halperin-Maymon was born in Israel in 1978. She holds an MA in clinical psychology from Tel Aviv University as well as an MA in research psychology from Bar-Ilan University. She works in the field of psychotherapy in a private practice in Tel Aviv. In 2015 Halperin-Maymon won a writing competition award from the Arditi Foundation for Intercultural Dialogue. Lying Fallow
[Shmita] is her first novel.