Riki Daskal was born in Haifa, Israel in 1953.
She graduated with a Bachelor of Art degree (BA) from Tel-Aviv University with specialization in Theatre Studies and Literature. She also studied Education in Haifa University and graduated with a Master of Arts (MA) in Jewish Studies from The Schechter Institute.
In 1985 her poetry was first published in an Israeli literary magazine and ever since, her work continues to be published in several literary magazines and in the daily newspapers.
Six poetry books by Riki Daskal have been published so far:
A Line of Light, 1989
Everybody Yearns for a Gesture of Love, 1993
Gut Memories, 2000
Imaginative Faculty, 2012
As is, 2016
Riki Daskal is the winner of the 2000 Israeli Alef Competition for Poetry and Prose.
In 2012, she received the Israeli ACUM award for the Encouragement of Creative Publications.
The 2017 Prime minister's Prize for Literature Achievements.
Riki Daskal had been a high school teacher of literature for 15 years, and for the last 17 years she has been teaching pronunciation and diction to theatre students.
In the 1970's and 1980's, Riki Daskal performed in several theaters in Israel. During the past years she has appeared on stage mainly in literary projects and projects based on her own works.
Riki Daskal is married, she is the mother of four sons and a grandmother of four grandchildren.