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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), the Campbell Award, Neukom Prize and Chinese Nebula winning Central Station (2016), Prix Planete SF winner and Locus and Campbell award nominated Unholy Land (2018), British Fantasy Award nominated By Force Alone (2021), Philip K. Dick Award nominated The Escapement (2021), The Hood (2021), Maror (2022) and Locus Award nominated Neom (2022). He is also the author of middle-grade novel Candy (2018 UK; as The Candy Mafia 2020 US), created the comics mini-series Adler (#1-#5, 2020) and edits The Best of World SF anthology series (2021-).

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

Lavie’s media appearances have included Channel 4 News, Radio 4, BBC Radio London, BBC Radio Ulster 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 was a regular book columnist for the Washington Post. Additional bylines have appeared in The Independent, The Guardian, Nature, New Scientist, SFXio9The Vanuatu Daily Post and others.

He is one-half of animation micro-studio Positronish, where he works on short-form animation series and film.

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

“Some write in ink, others in song, Tidhar writes in fire.” – Junot Díaz

“Can we just all admit now that Lavie Tidhar’s a genius?” – Daryl Gregory, author of Spoonbenders

“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


“A masterpiece of the sacred and the profane … a literary triumph.” – The Guardian on Maror

“Extraordinary and compassionate.” – Foreword on Neom

“Vicious, beautiful, profane and wickedly funny” – The Washington Post on By Force Alone

“Extraordinary” – The Daily Mail on By Force Alone

“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” – 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.