Slovak author Zuska Kepplová(b. 1982) studied dramaturgy and scriptwriting at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, and received a PhD in gender studies from Central European University in Budapest. She is an editor and political commentator for the daily newspaper SME. Kepplová made her literary debut with the short story ‘A Little Ballad About a Weekend’, which won the Poviedka Award in 2005 for the best short story of the year. Her first book, Buchty švabachom (2011), won the Ján Johanides Prize and was shortlisted for the Anasoft Litera Prize, Slovakia’s most prestigious award for prose. The novel now appears in English as The Moon in Foil.