Sivan Ben-Yishai grew up in Jerusalem and studied Theatre Writing and Directing in Tel Aviv. She started her way as a director who sometimes writes, and 10 years after, 3000 km away from Jerusalem, she mostly writes. Sivan has been living in Berlin for seven years, is being represented by Suhrkamp publishing house, writes in English, and is being translated into German by her one and almost only german voice: Maren Kames. Sivan writes about war in peace, cappuccino and tear gas, the female gaze, daddies whose time is over, and generally about the cozy man, and what he is able to.