Born in Israel, British Science Fiction and World Fantasy
Award–winning author and editor Lavie Tidhar has lived all over the
world, including in Vanuatu, Laos, and South Africa, and currently
resides in London. Among his lauded novels are Candy (2018) A Man Lies Dreaming
(2014, winner of the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize for Best British
Fiction), THE VIOLENT CENTURY (2013), Martian Sands
(2013), Osama (2011, winner of the World Fantasy Award for
Best Novel), the Bookman Histories (The Bookman, 2010;
Camera Obscura, 2011; The Great Game, 2012), and The
Tel Aviv Dossier (2009 with Nir Yaniv). For CENTRAL STATION (2016), Tidhar received overwhelming acclaim including winning the
prestigious John W. Campbell Memorial Award and the inaugural Neukom
Institute Literary Arts Award as well as nominations for 2017 Arthur
C. Clarke Award and 2016 British Science Fiction Award. The book
places on NPR Best Books of 2016, Barnes and Noble Best Science
Fiction and Fantasy of 2016, and 2016 Locus Recommended Reading List. UNHOLY LAND (2018) garnered similar acclaim with best book of 2018 selections from NPR, Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, Guardian, Barnes & Noble, and Crime Time.
shorter works, which include the 2012 British Fantasy Award-winning
novellas Gorel & The Pot-Bellied God, have been collected
in 金星は花に満ちて (Venus in Bloom; 2019 in Japanese) Black Gods Kiss (2015), and Hebrewpunk (2007). Much
of his non-fiction has been collected in Art And War: Poetry, Pulp
And Politics In Israeli Fiction (2016).
As an editor, Tidhar
has been responsible for The Apex Book Of World Sf (Volumes
1-3, 2009, 2012, 2014), Jews vs Zombies (2015
with Rebbecca Levene), Jews vs Aliens (2015 with
Rebbecca Levene), and A Dick & Jane Primer For Adults
(2008). His graphic novel credits include going to
the moon (2012 with artist Paul Mccaffrey), and
Adolf Hitler’s “I Dream Of Ants!” (2012 with artist Neil
All of us at Tachyon
wish the goofy, inventive, and talented Lavie a happy birthday!
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