Veronika Bednářová is a Czech journalist and foreign correspondent, author of many interviews and reports from the USA and the UK. She studied Film Studies at the Faculty of Arts of the Charles University in Prague and between 2002 and 2019, she was the head of the Karlovy Vary IFF Festival Journal. She teaches English creative writing at the New York University in Prague. Her book My American Beauty recounts her experiences from a study stay in the USA, where she received the Fulbright Scholarship. In addition to New York, Cape Town and Liverpool, one of her favourite places is Liberec.