Lavie Tidhar

Lavie Tidhar is a science-fiction writer whose novel Osama (2012) won the World Fantasy Award. Tidhar grew up on a kibbutz in Israel and has since lived in South Africa, the UK, Vanuatu and Laos. He is currently resident back in London. He won the British Fantasy Award 2012 for Best Novella, for Gorel & The Pot-Bellied God, and was nominated, variously, for a BSFA Award, a Sidewise Award, Israel’s Geffen Award, the Airship Award, and the Sturgeon and Campbell Awards. He edited the The Apex Book of World SF 1 and2, and is also the editor-in-chief of the World SF blog: Global science-fictionist.

“The fact is 99% of non-English writers are never translated into English. It has a cultural hegemony at the moment that’s very hard to break and that is simply not all that interested in translations. It seems to be a lot better in crime than in science fiction and fantasy though. But I’m hopeful! There’s certainly more visibility these days, and more interest, than there was before, and at least that’s a start!”


No Escape

IN THE EARLY months of 1944, half a year before the Russians liberate Auschwitz, one of the protagonists of Lavie Tidhar’...

Changing Up Alternate History

LAVIE TIDHAR WRITES alternate history, but his novels don’t necessarily fit all that comfortably on the shelf with most of ...

Osama bin Laden, Pulp Vigilante

Tidhar is a word-painter, constructing vibrant and poetic landscapes of narrative in spite of the novel’s dark and brooding subject matter....

Osama bin Laden, Pulp Vigilante

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