Tehila Hakimi was born in Tel Aviv, Israel, in 1982. She is an award-winning Hebrew poet and fiction writer. She was a participant of the 2018 Fulbright International Writing Program Fellowship in The University of Iowa. For her first collection of poetry We’ll Work Tomorrow (2014) she received the Prize for Emerging Poets by the Ministry of Culture (2014) and the 2015 Bernstein Prize for Literature. She published a graphic novel In the Water and a collection of novellas Company with Resling (2018). She was awarded the Yehoshua Rabinowitz Foundation Prize for Literature and the National Library’s Pardes Scholarship for writers 2019. Hakimi also received the 2018 Levi Eshkol Prize for Hebrew Writers. Her poems and short stories have been translated into German, English, Spanish, Croatian, Romanian, Chinese, Italian and Macedonian. Hakimi is a mechanical engineer by profession.