Svetlana Žuchová is a writer and translator. She studied psychology in Vienna and medicine in Bratislava. She works as a psychiatrist in Prague. Apart from writing, she also translates from German and English. She debuted with the collection of short stories Dulce de Leche (2003). Then she published the novella Yesim (2006) and the novel Zlodeji a svedkovia (Thieves and Witnesses, 2011). Her latest book, Obrazy zo života M. (Scenes from the Life of M., 2013) has won the European Union Prize for Literature in 2015.