Lavie Tidhar

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Lavie Tidhar
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Lavie Tidhar in London in 2006
Born November 16, 1976
Israel
Occupation Author
Nationality Israeli/South African
Genres Fantasy, Science Fiction, Slipstream
Notable work(s) Osama; The Violent Century; The Bookman Histories

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Lavie Tidhar (Hebrew: לביא תדהר‎) (born November 16, 1976) is an Israeli born writer. 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. [1]

Early life[edit]

Tidhar grew up in the communal atmosphere of an Israeli Kibbutz. He began to travel extensively from the age of 15 and incorporates his experiences as a traveller into several of his works.[2]

Awards and honors[edit]

  • 2012 World Fantasy Award winner, Best Novel, for Osama.[3][4]
  • 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.[5]
  • 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"

Bibliography[edit]

Novels[edit]

Novels[edit]

The Bookman Histories[edit]

  • The Bookman. Angry Robot Books, 2010.
  • Camera Obscura. Angry Robot Books, 2011.
  • The Great Game. Angry Robot Books, 2012.

Others[edit]

Novellas[edit]

  • 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.

Collections[edit]

  • HebrewPunk. United States: Apex Publications. 2007. A collection of four linked short stories re-imagining pulp fantasy in Jewish terms.

As editor[edit]

  • The Apex Book of World SF. United States: Apex Publications. 2009. Anthology of international SF/F stories.
  • The Apex Book of World SF 2. United States: Apex Publications. 2012.
  • A Dick & Jane Primer for Adults. United Kingdom: British Fantasy Society Publications, 2008

Short stories[edit]

Selected anthologies[edit]

  • "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[edit]

  • "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[edit]

Several of Tidhar's short stories relate to one another in the following chronological order, according to the author:[6]

  • “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
  • Strigoi. Interzone, 2012
  • “The Book Seller”. Interzone, 2013
  • “The God Artist”, unpublished as of February 2013
  • “Vladimir Chong Chooses to Die”, Analog, 2014
  • “The Oracle”, Analog, 2013
  • “The Core”, Interzone, 2013
  • “The Birthing Clinics”, unpublished as of February 2013

References[edit]

  1. ^ Locus interview, 2013
  2. ^ Israeli SciFi and Fantasy Authors Israeli Science Fiction. Retrieved on 28 June 2010
  3. ^ "World Fantasy Award Ballot". World Fantasy Convention. Retrieved 8 August 2012. 
  4. ^ Anders, Charlie Jane (2012-11-04). "Lavie Tidhar’s Osama wins World Fantasy Award". io9. Retrieved 2012-11-04. 
  5. ^ Jordan Farley (January 13, 2012). "Finalists announced for The Kitschies 2011". SFX. Retrieved January 19, 2013. 
  6. ^ Tidhar, Lavie (February 15, 2013). "Central Station". Retrieved February 16, 2013. 

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