Shelly Kupferberg, born in Tel-Aviv in 1974, grew up in West Berlin. She studied journalism, theater and musicology. In addition to numerous contributions to ARD, she has been hosting cultural, literary and social magazines for over 25 years, including for Deutschlandfunk Kultur and rbbKultur. In addition to her regular live radio broadcasts, she hosts concerts, readings and conferences, as well as events for cultural institutions and festivals. In addition to culture, her thematic focus is on social issues such as education, cultural mediation, civil society, gender, democracy and participation, integration, inclusion, discrimination, as well as migration issues, provenance research and memory culture. In the fall of 2022, her literary debut “Isidor” (Diogenes) was published and was on the SPIEGEL bestseller list.