Kaja Malanowska is a writer, columnist, geneticist, and teacher. She published three novels: Little Follies of Everyday Life, Look at Me, Klara! and Fog, as well as a collection of short stories, Immigrations. Her debut was nominated for the „Gwarancje kultury” award, and Look at Me, Klara! was shortlisted for Nike, which is the most prestigious Polish literary award. She also writes a biweekly column for the Internet magazine “Daily Opinion,” issued by Krytyka Polityczna, and works as a teacher with refugee children. She holds a PhD in bacterial genetics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.