Lavie Tidhar

Lavie Tidhar is the World Fantasy Award-winning author of Osama, and of The Bookman Histories trilogy, and many other works. He also won the British Fantasy Award for Best Novella, for Gorel & The Pot-Bellied God, and was nominated variously for a BSFA, Campbell, Sturgeon, and Sidewise awards. He grew up on a kibbutz in Israel and in South Africa, but currently resides in London.

Find Lavie Tidhar on:
The Official Lavie Tidhar Website


  • World Fantasy Award, Best Novel (Osama, 2012)
  • British Fantasy Award, Best Novella (Gorel & The Pot-Bellied God, 2012)


The Tel Aviv Dossier has to be the most enjoyably bizarre novel I’ve read. The authors, Lavie Tidhar and Nir Yaniv, have woven a complex story of catastrophic destruction, psychotic characters and religio-political apocalypse (in both senses of the word) into a story that never ceases to amaze and confound from page to page.”
—Gareth D. Jones, SF Crowsnest