Suzane Adam was born in Satu Mare, Transylvania, and came to Israel at the age of ten. She received undergraduate degrees in medieval art, photography and etching and later went on to study graphic arts and multimedia. In addition to teaching art and creative thinking, image consulting, and computerized commercial presentation, she has worked as an illustrator and invented games for one of Israel's largest toy firms.

Adam began writing seriously in 1996 and now devotes most of her time to it. She published her first novel, Laundry, in 2000, followed by Mayamiya in 2002 and Janis's Mother in 2004. In 2006, she was awarded the Kugel Prize for Janis's Mother. Her fiction has been translated in German and English.