Ilka Papp-Zakor was born in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 1989. In her native Hungarian, she has published two short-story volumes, and in 2021 her first novel. Her debut short-story volume Angyalvacsora (Angel Dinner) was a JAK-kendő Award winner. Her writing has been published in English in Two Lines, Hungarian Literature Online, The Offing, and The Short Story Project. She currently lives in Budapest, Hungary.