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), of The Violent Century (2013) and of the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize winning A Man Lies Dreaming (2014), in addition to many other works and several awards. He 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 is represented by John Berlyne of the Zeno Literary Agency. For any query, please contact the agency.


Q: How do I get in touch with you?

A: I prefer not to receive e-mails directly. For anything work related, including film/tv queries, please contact my agents. If you just want to chat informally, I can usually be found on Twitter.

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

A: Currently, I’ve had to take the decision not to accept any more blurb requests. If that changes, I will update this page, but I’m simply unable to offer that at this time.

If you do need to contact me, please have your editor or publicist contact me rather than approach me directly.


“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.

“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.