Krina Ber was born in Poland, in 1948. She is a writer and an architect. She grew up in Israel, studied in Lausanne, Switzerland and married in Portugal before settling in 1975 in Caracas, Venezuela. She began her writing career in the year 2000, in the narrative workshop of the Andrés Bello Catholic University, directed by the writer Eduardo Liendo. She obtained a master’s degree in comparative literature at the Central University of Venezuela in 2007. She has published six books, all of them in Spanish, and has won the Monte Ávila Editors Award for Unpublished Works 2005 – narrative mention, the National Short Story Contest 2007 and the XI Literary Biennial “Daniel Mendoza” of Ateneo de Calabozo Library (2005), among others.
Liliana Lara is a Venezuelan writer. She was born in Caracas, in 1971. She has published two books of short fiction: Los jardines de Salomón (2008 and 2014) and Trampa – jaula (2015). Her first book has won the prize for narrative of the XVI José Antonio Ramos Sucre Literary Biennial in Venezuela. Stories and articles by her have been translated into English, German and Polish, and have appeared in various periodicals and anthologies. Liliana Lara is a PhD in Ibero-American Literature from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and currently lives in Israel.
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