Dana Heifetz was born in Tel Aviv in 1965, where she lives today. She is a philosopher, bibliotherapist, human rights lawyer and editor – and all these worlds can be found in her literary work. Heifetz holds a PhD in philosophy, an LLB, an MA in literature and an MAAT in bibliotherapy. She studied creative writing at Tel Aviv University, as well as at the University of Chicago.
Alongside her academic research and her philosophy book Secular Grace, Heifetz has published short stories in several literary magazines. Her short story Drowned was translated into English and published in SmokeLong Quarterly - Global Flash (2018).
Heifetz’s first collection of short stories, Dolphins in Kiryat Gat (2015), won the Israel Writers Association Prize and the Ministry of Culture Prize (2015). She also received the National Library of Israel's 2019 scholarship to encourage young Israeli writers. Her second collection of short stories, Another Effort, was published in 2019.