Amira Keidar (1963) is the bestselling author of Lalechka, The Orphan Ghetto Girl. Born in a Kibbutz in central Israel, Keidar traveled between Paris, Jerusalem, and Tel Aviv, finally settling down back in the same Kibbutz. Keidar studied political science and international relations, programming, graphic design and even crash investigation. She was an army officer, television producer, news investigator, flight attendant, and a marketing manager. Today, Keidar designs books and writes biographies.
Keidar’s bestselling debut novel Lalechka is based on a true story set during world war II, relying on interviews, thorough research, and authentic documents. Lalechka was translated to English, Czech, Dutch, Polish, and Italian. It was widely received by both audiences and critics and became an international bestseller.
The Night Guard is her second novel.