Yael Shaham was born in Tivon, a suburb of Haifa, in 1957. She grew up in Haifa, graduating from the Re’ali high school. She is the mother of four children and lives in Tel Aviv.
For 25 years Shaham worked as an editor of books and magazines for the financial newspaper Globes. In recent years she has developed a documentary series entitled The History of the Middle Class.
The Editor is Yael Shaham’s first novel and she is currently working on her second.