Lavie Tidhar

November 16, 1976



Lavie Tidhar was raised on a kibbutz in Israel. He has travelled extensively since he was a teenager, living in South Africa, the UK, Laos, and the small island nation of Vanuatu.

Tidhar began publishing with a poetry collection in Hebrew in 1998, but soon moved to fiction, becoming a prolific author of short stories early in the 21st century.

Temporal Spiders, Spatial Webs won the 2003 Clarke-Bradbury competition, sponsored by the European Space Agency, while The Night Train (2010) was a Sturgeon Award finalist.

Linked story collection HebrewPunk (2007) contains stories of Jewish pulp fantasy.

He co-wrote dark fantasy novel The Tel Aviv Dossier (2009) with Nir Yaniv. The Bookman Histories series, combining literary and historical characters wi

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Central Station Wins Chinese Nebula Award!

I woke up on Saturday to a flurry of messages on WeChat. It turned out the Chinese edition of Central Station (translated by Chen Yang and published by Citic) had just won the Best Translated Fiction category of the Chinese Nebula (Xingyun) Awards, hosted in Hainan.

Accepting the award…

This is the third win for the book following the Campbell Award and the Neukom Prize. It was also nominated fo

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“Pawns are such fascinating pieces, too...So small, almost insignificant, and yet--they can depose kings. Don't you find that interesting?”
Lavie Tidhar, The Bookman

“For one crazy moment he had the notion of a vanished tribe of librarians, lost in the deep underground caverns of the Bodleian, a wild and savage tribe that fed on unwary travellers.”
Lavie Tidhar, The Bookman

“Books, he thought, were a sort of migratory bird. Here they rested a while, weary of their travels, before taking flight again, before moving, settling in another nest for a time. They seemed to him like a flock that had descended on these tables, pages fluttering like wings, and here they rested in the shade, enjoying the lull, knowing it would soon be time to go on their way again.”
Lavie Tidhar, Osama
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