Erika Olahová is a well-known Roma writer. She was born in 1957 in Zvolen in Slovakia. From the age of fifteen she worked in a factory and later as a cook. Her short stories are published collections and in Romani journals. She says she writes in Czech, but is also influenced by the Romany narrative tradition through stories she heard as a child from her grandparents. Her collection Nechci se vrátit mezi mrtvé (‘I Do Not Want to Return Among the Dead’, 2004) brings together stories based on supernatural and horror themes. She lives in Česká Třebová in the Czech Republic.