Ayelet Gundar-Goshen is an Israeli author and screenwriter. She graduated in clinical psychology from the University of Tel Aviv and went on to study cinema at the Sam Spjegel Film School in Jerusalem. A former editor of two major Israeli daily newspapers, she is a leading civil rights activist in her country. She has written short stories and scripts which have won several international awards, debuting as a novelist in 2012 with "One Night, Markovitch", a bittersweet story about unrequited obsessions, love and attraction, using humour as an effective tool to dig behind the myth of the state of Israel. 2014 saw the release of her second novel, Waking Lions", a tense thriller where a hidden crime by Eitan Green, a neurosurgeon from Beer Sheva who knocks down a clandestine migrant with his Jeep without stopping to help, is accompanied by a relentless look into the darkest corners of the human soul.