Izabela Morska, born in 1961 in Gdynia, a writer. Graduated from the Polish Studies Department at Gdansk University. Between 1986 and 1996 she lived in France and the USA. In the States she studied drama, acting, cinematic and visual arts, women’s literature and yoga. She made her literary debut in 1992 with a short story collection The Death and the Spiral. She has published eight books, a lot of essays and features. Since 2003 she’s been living in California, teaching at Berkley University. She’s a member of Polish Writers’ Association.