Raji Bathish is a writer, queer activist and scholar of cinema and cultural studies born in Nazareth in 1970. He holds a diploma in screenwriting from Tel Aviv University and a Masters in Cultural Studies from the Open University of Israel. He has taught university-level courses on Palestinian and Israeli cinema, as well as facilitated numerous workshops for creative writing. He is the author of six short story collections and two novels, the latest of which was The Flat on Passy Street, published in 2020. His novella The Container Lady is set to be published at the end of 2024.