Lavie Tidhar in London in 2006
|Born||16 November 1976
|Genre||Fantasy, science fiction, Slipstream|
|Notable works||Osama; The Violent Century; The Bookman Histories|
Lavie Tidhar (Hebrew: לביא תדהר) (born 16 November 1976) is an Israeli born writer, primarily of fantasy. He has lived in the United Kingdom and South Africa for long periods of time. He has also lived in Vanuatu and Laos. As of 2013, Tidhar lives in London. His novel Osama won the 2012 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel, beating Stephen King's 11/22/63 and George R.R. Martin's A Dance with Dragons.
- 1 Early life
- 2 Awards and honours
- 3 Bibliography
- 3.1 Novels
- 3.2 Novellas
- 3.3 Collections
- 3.4 Graphic Novels
- 3.5 As editor
- 3.6 Short stories
- 4 References
- 5 External links
Awards and honours
- 2015 Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize, longlisted for A Man Lies Dreaming.
- 2015 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, longlisted for The Violent Century.
- 2012 World Fantasy Award winner, Best Novel, for Osama.
- 2012 British Fantasy Award winner, Best Novella, for Gorel & The Pot-Bellied God.
- 2012 BSFA Award winner, Non-Fiction, for The World SF Blog.
- 2012 John W. Campbell Memorial Award nominee, Best Novel, for Osama.
- 2012 Sidewise Award nominee, Long Form, for Camera Obscura.
- 2012 BSFA Award nominee, Best Novel, for Osama.
- 2012 Kitschies Award nominee, Best Novel, for Osama.
- 2011 World Fantasy Award nominee, Special Award – Non Professional, for the World SF Blog.
- 2011 Sturgeon Award nominee, Best Short Story, for "The Night Train".
- 2011 Airship Award nominee, Best Novel, for Camera Obscura.
- 2011 Geffen Award nominee, Best Novel, for The Tel Aviv Dossier (with Nir Yaniv)
- 2010 Last Drink Bird Head Award Winner, for the World SF Blog
- 2010 Geffen Award nominee, Best Novel, for Retzach Bidyoni (with Nir Yaniv)
- 2009 WSFA Small Press Award nominee, Best Short Story, for "Hard Rain at the Fortean Cafe"
- 2006 Geffen Award nominee, Best Short Story, for Poter Ta'alumot Be'chesed"
- 2003 Clarke-Bradbury International Science Fiction Competition winner, for short story, "Temporal Spiders, Spatial Webs"
- A Man Lies Dreaming, Hodder & Stoughton, 2014. Review at the Guardian
- The Violent Century, Hodder & Stoughton, 2013. Review at Tor.com
- Osama. PS Publishing, 2011. Review at SF Site
The Bookman Histories
- The Bookman. Angry Robot Books, 2010.
- Camera Obscura. Angry Robot Books, 2011.
- The Great Game. Angry Robot Books, 2012.
- Martian Sands. PS Publishing, 2013.
- The Tel Aviv Dossier. Canada: ChiZine Publications, 2009. With Nir Yaniv.
- An Occupation of Angels. United Kingdom: Pendragon press 2005. United States: Apex Publications 2010.
- Cloud Permutations. United Kingdom: PS Publishing 2010.
- Gorel and The Pot-Bellied God. United Kingdom: PS Publishing 2011.
- Jesus & The Eightfold Path. United Kingdom: Immersion Press 2011.
- Black Gods Kiss. United Kingdom: PS Publishing. 2015. A collection of five linked short stories (including one novella) related to Tidhar's previous British Fantasy Award winning novella Gorel & The Pot-Bellied God (2011).
- HebrewPunk. United States: Apex Publications. 2007. A collection of four linked short stories re-imagining pulp fantasy in Jewish terms.
- Going to the Moon. United Kingdom: House of Murky Depths, 2012. With artist Paul McCaffrey.
- Adolf hitler's "I Dream of Ants!". United Kingdom: House of Murky Depths, 2012. With artist Neil Struthers.
- Adler. United Kingdom: Titan Comics. Forthcoming 5-part miniseries. With artist Paul McCaffrey.
The Apex Book of World SF Series
A series of three anthologies published 2009-2014, collecting short stories of international speculative fiction.
- The Apex Book of World SF 3. United States: Apex Publications. 2014.
- The Apex Book of World SF 2. United States: Apex Publications. 2012.
- The Apex Book of World SF. United States: Apex Publications. 2009.
Jews vs... Series
- Jews vs Zombies. With Rebecca Levene. United Kingdom: Jurassic London, 2015. Interview at the Times of Israel
- Jews vs Aliens. With Rebecca Levene. United Kingdom: Jurassic London, 2015.
- A Dick & Jane Primer for Adults. United Kingdom: British Fantasy Society Publications, 2008
- "The Drowned Celestrial", Old Venus, edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois, Bantam 2015
- "A Brief History of the Great Pubs of London" – Pandemonium: Stories of the Smoke, edited by Anne C. Perry and Jared Shurin, Jurassic London 2012
- "The Night Train", Strange Horizons, 2010. Reprinted in both Gardner Dozois's The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty Eighth Annual Collection and in Jonathan Strahan's The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume 5.
- "The Spontaneous Knotting of an Agitated String", Fantasy Magazine 2010. Reprinted in Gardner Dozois's The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty Eighth Annual Collection
- "The Integrity of the Chain", Fantasy Magazine, 2009. Reprinted in Gardner Dozois' The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty Seventh Annual Collection
- "Lode Stars” – The Immersion Book of SF, edited by Carmelo Rafala, Immersion Press 2010
- “To The Jerusalem Crater”, Dark Faith, edited by Maurice Broaddus and Jerry Gordon, Apex Books 2010
- "The Solnet Ascendancy", Shine, edited by Jetse de Vries, Solaris 2010
- "The Love-Craft" – Postscripts anthology series, edited by Peter Crowther and Nick Gevers, PS Publishing, 2009
- "Shoes" – Interfictions II, edited by Delia Sherman and Christopher Barzak, Small Beer Press 2009
- "Set Down This" – Phantom, edited by Sean Wallace and Paul Tremblay, Prime Books 2009
- "One Day, Soon" – Lovecraft Unbound, edited by Ellen Datlow, Dark Horse Comics 2009
- "Shira" – The Del Rey Book of Science Fiction & Fantasy, edited by Ellen Datlow, Del Rey 2008
- "My travels with Al-Qaeda" – Salon Fantastique, edited by Ellen Datlow and Terry Windling, Thunder's Mouth Press 2006
- "Bophuthatswana" – Glorifying Terrorism, edited by Farah Mendlesohn, 2007
- "Grandma's Two Watches" – Nemonymous Five, 2005
- "The Ballerina" – Nemonymous Three, 2003
Selected stories in online magazines
- "Aphrodisia", Strange Horizons, 2010
- "Butterfly and the Blight at the Heart of the World", Daily Science Fiction, 2010
- "The Language of the Whirlwind", Clarkesworld Magazine, 2010
- "Spider's Moon", Futurismic, 2009
- "Jews in Antarctica", Fantasy Magazine, 2009
- "The Dying World", Clarkesworld Magazine, 2009
- "The Shangri-La Affair", Strange Horizons, 2009. [Part One] [Part Two]
- "Blakenjel", Apex Magazine, 2008
- "The Mystery of the Missing Puskat", Chizine, 2008
- "Uganda", Flurb, 2008
- "Elsbeth Rose", Fantasy Magazine, 2007
- "High Windows", Strange Horizons, 2006
- "304, Adolf Hitler Strasse", Clarkesworld Magazine, 2006
- "The Dope Fiend", Sci Fiction, 2005
The "Central Station" story cycle
Several of Tidhar's short stories relate to one another in the following chronological order, according to the author:
- "The Indignity of Rain", Interzone, 2012
- "Under the Eaves", Robots: The Recent A.I., 2012 (Dozois’ Year’s Best, Horton’s Year’s Best)
- “Robotnik”, Dark Faith II, 2012
- The Smell of Orange Groves, Clarkesworld, 2011 (Dozois’ Year’s Best, Strahan’s Year’s Best, Polish translation)
- “Crabapple”, Daily Science Fiction, 2013
- The Lord of Discarded Things, Strange Horizons, 2012
- “Filaments”, unpublished as of February 2013[update]
- Strigoi. Interzone, 2012
- "The Book Seller". Interzone, 2013
- "The God Artist", unpublished as of February 2013[update]
- "Vladimir Chong Chooses to Die", Analog, 2014
- "The Oracle", Analog, 2013
- "The Core", Interzone, 2013
- "The Birthing Clinics", unpublished as of February 2013[update]
- Locus interview, 2013
- Israeli SciFi and Fantasy Authors Israeli Science Fiction. Retrieved on 28 June 2010
- "World Fantasy Award Ballot". World Fantasy Convention. Retrieved 8 August 2012.
- Anders, Charlie Jane (4 November 2012). "Lavie Tidhar's Osama wins World Fantasy Award". io9. Retrieved 4 November 2012.
- Jordan Farley (13 January 2012). "Finalists announced for The Kitschies 2011". SFX. Retrieved 19 January 2013.
- "Not A Blog: Venus In March". GRRM.livejournal.com. June 19, 2014. Retrieved September 27, 2014.
- Tidhar, Lavie (15 February 2013). "Central Station". Retrieved 16 February 2013.
- Lavie Tidhar's home page
- Locus interview, 2013
- 2012 interview by Gabrielle Gantz
- Interview regarding Lavie Tidhar's upcoming novel The Bookman
- Lavie Tidhar at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database