Happy birthday to the exceptional award-winning Lavie Tidhar
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. His lauded novels include By Force Alone (2020), Candy (2018; as The Candy Mafia [2020, US]), 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.
Tidhar’s numerous 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), Apex Magazine (October 2009 with Jason B. Sizemore), 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), Adolf Hitler’s “I Dream Of Ants!” (2012 with artist Neil Struthers), and Adler (2020 with artist Paul McCaffrey).
All of us at Tachyon wish the goofy, inventive, and talented Lavie a happy birthday!