Żanna Słoniowska was born in 1978 in Lviv and is a journalist and translator. She now lives in Kraków. She is the first winner of the Znak Publishers' Best New Book of the Year prize, for which The House with the Stained-Glass Window was chosen from among over a thousand entries. In 2016, she won the Conrad Award, a prize for debut authors awarded at the annual Conrad Literary Festival, held in Kraków. The House with the Stained-Glass Window will be published in English by MacLehose Press in September.