Rinat Schnadower was born in 1978 in Mexico City. Since 1997, she has lived and worked in Tel Aviv. She holds a BA in comparative literature and arts from Tel Aviv University. Schnadower has translated over 20 novels from Spanish to Hebrew. Among the authors she has translated: Cesar Aira, Sergio Pitol, Valeria Luiselli, Claudia Piñeiro, Guillermo Fadanelli, Juan Pablo Villalobos. As well as her literary work, she is a visual artist whose work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions in Israel and abroad. Between 2014 and 2019, she was chief photographer of Israel’s Forensic Institute, a job that served as the background for her novel Showroom.
Her first book of short stories, The Trouble Web of Jesus Magno and the Dragon’s Vengeance was published by Hakibbutz Hameuchad in 2006. Showroom (Keter, 2018) is her first novel.