Zuska Kepplová studied dramaturgy and screenwriting at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. She holds a PhD from the Central European University in Budapest in cultural and gender studies. In 2005 she won the first prize in the short-story competition Poviedka. In 2011 she debuted with the book Buchty švabachom (Sweet Buns in Gothic Script) which earned a nomination for the prestigious Anasoft Litera Prize 2012. The characters in her books are often modern-day nomads, restless in search for a place they can call home. She skillfully reflects on contemporary themes such as post-socialism and feminism. She also wrote the book of two novellas, 57 km od Taškentu (57 km from Tashkent, 2013), and Reflux (2015).