Monika Kompaníková (1979) is considered one of the most outstanding writers of contemporary Slovak fiction. She studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava and is the author of four books for adults, five books for children, music lyrics and numerous columns, interviews and reportage. She is a holder of several literary awards and her texts were translated into many languages and published in anthologies both for magazines and as books. The Slovak original of Boat Number Five won the Anasoft Litera Award (2011) and has been translated into fourteen languages. The feature film Little harbour, based on this novel, received the Crystal Bear in Berlinale in 2017. Kompaníková works as a publisher and book editor for Slovak newspaper Denník N.