Edna Mazya was born in Tel Aviv in 1949. She studied theater and philosophy, and received her MA from Tel Aviv University where she now teaches dramatic writing.
A leading playwright and scriptwriter, several of her plays have also been produced abroad. Mazya was awarded the Margalit Prize for her play Family Story (1997) and Playwright of the Year for The Rebels (1998). In 2004 a film based on her script for The Rebels received the Israel Academy`s Best TV Film Award.