Lavie Tidhar, 2013

Lavie Tidhar, 2013

Photographs by Kevin Nixon. (c) Future Publishing 2013.


Lavie Tidhar is the World Fantasy Award winning author of Osama (2011), Seiun nominated The Violent Century (2013), the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize winning A Man Lies Dreaming (2014), and the Campbell Award and Neukom Prize winning Central Station (2016), and Locus and Campbell award nominated Unholy Land (2018), in addition to many other works and several other awards. His latest novels By Force Alone (2020) and debut children’s novel Candy (2018 UK; as The Candy Mafia 2020 US). He is also the author of the comics mini-series Adler. New novel The Escapement is forthcoming in 2021, as is anthology The Best of World SF.

Lavie works across genres, combining detective and thriller modes with poetry, science fiction and historical and autobiographical material. His work has been compared to that of Philip K. Dick by the Guardian and the Financial Times, and to Kurt Vonnegut’s by Locus.

Lavie’s media appearances have included Channel 4 News, BBC Radio London and others.

Lavie’s speaking engagements have included a wide range of events, including for the Ministry of Defence, Cambridge University, English PEN, the Singapore Writers Festival and various Guest of Honour appearances in Japan, Poland, Spain, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, China and elsewhere.

Lavie’s occasional commissions include work for Conde Nast, Braingle/Puzzle Tales, I Speak Machine/Penguin Random House, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, the Jewish Museum Berlin and New Scientist.

Lavie is currently a book columnist for the Washington Post. Additional bylines have appeared in The IndependentNatureSFXio9The Vanuatu Daily Post and others.

Lavie is currently a Visiting Professor and Writer in Residence at Richmond, The American International University in London.

Lavie is represented by John Berlyne of the Zeno Literary Agency. For any query, please contact the agency.


“Tidhar is a genius at conjuring realities that are just two steps to the left of our own.” – NPR

“Tidhar changes genres with every outing, but his astounding talents guarantee something new and compelling no matter the story he tells.” – Library Journal

“In a genre entirely of his own, and quite possibly a warped genius.” – Ian McDonald, author of River of Gods

“Lavie Tidhar is one of the great writers of my generation.”.” – Silvia Moreno-Garcia, author of Mexican Gothic

“An utterly original voice in contemporary fiction.” – Daniel Polansky, author of The Seventh Perfection

“One of science fiction’s great voices.” – Starburst

“Already staked a claim as the genre’s most interesting, most bold, and most accomplished writer.” – Locus

“Tidhar is a master at taking concepts that really shouldn’t work and crafting them into something uniquely brilliant.” – GeekDad


“Stunning” – The Washington Post on A Man Lies Dreaming

“Bears comparison with the best of Philip K Dick” – The Financial Times on Osama

“Exceptional” – World Literature Today on Osama

“A tour de force” – James Ellroy on The Violent Century

“The best book I read last year” – Sting on A Man Lies Dreaming

“A stunning masterpiece” – The Independent on The Violent Century

“A new masterpiece” – Library Journal on The Violent Century

“Unforgettable” – the Jewish Standard on The Violent Century

“A twisted masterpiece” – the Guardian on A Man Lies Dreaming

“Unmissable” – the Telegraph on A Man Lies Dreaming

“Incredible” – Tor.com on A Man Lies Dreaming

“Like early Kurt Vonnegut… both writers seem to channel the same prankster glee that covers deep despair.” – Locus on Martian Sands.


Q: How do I get in touch with you?

A: Through my agents. Or you can find me on Twitter.

Q: Can you blurb my book / can I send you my manuscript?

A: Time constraints make it impossible for me to offer this at the moment.

Q: Could you contribute a story to our crowdfunded anthology?

A: Generally, the answer’s no, as I feel uncomfortable being a part of the fund-raising process.

Q: Can you donate a Tuckerisation as a reward to our crowdfunding project?

A: Sadly, no. I use names very specifically in most of my work so this is not something I feel comfortable doing.

Q: Can you offer a story critique as a reward to our crowdfunding project?

A: Time constraints make it impossible for me to offer this at the moment.

Q: Can you donate one of your books as a reward to our crowdfunding project?

A: Sadly, no – I keep very few copies of anything I write.