Shelly Kupferberg born 1974 in Tel-Aviv grew up in West-Berlin. She studied journalism ,theatre and media science. She works for ARD, Deutschlandradio, former radiomultikulti, Funkhaus Europa, Kulturradio and is specialized on literature and cultural formates. She presented authors such as TC Boyle, Zeruyah Shalev, Donna Leon, Martin Suter, Jonathan Safran Foer, Amos Oz, Arnon Grünberg, Otto de Kat, Cornelia Funke, a.o. Since 2000 she is a moderator for the International Literaturefestival Berlin , Harbour Front Literatur Festival Hamburg und for special cultural debates of the german foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier.