Dorit Kellner was born in Rishon LeZion in 1959 to a
family of educators. Fascinated by both literature and science, she eventually
chose the latter and studied toward a PhD in chemistry at the Technion – Israel
Institute of Technology, in Haifa. Following a post-doctorate in Canada she
returned to Israel, established a home in the Galilee and since then has held
senior positions in Israeli industry. In 2010-2011, she attended a creative
writing workshop with poet and novelist Shimon Adaf. Kellner's first novel, Valleyplast, was awarded the
Ministry of Culture Prize for Debut Book (2015).