Lavie Tidhar in London in 2006
16 November 1976|
|Genre||Fantasy, science fiction, slipstream|
|Notable works||Osama; The Violent Century; A Man Lies Dreaming; Central Station|
Lavie Tidhar (Hebrew: לביא תדהר) (born 16 November 1976) is an Israeli-born writer, working across multiple genres. He has lived in the United Kingdom and South Africa for long periods of time, as well as Laos and Vanuatu. 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. His novel A Man Lies Dreaming won the £5000 Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize, for Best British Fiction, in 2015. He won the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel in 2017, for Central Station.
- 1 Biography
- 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
- 3.7 Short fiction
- 3.8 Non-Fiction
- 3.9 Critical studies and reviews of Tidhar's work
- 4 References
- 5 External links
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Awards and honours
- 2018 The Neukom Institute Literary Arts Award for Speculative Fiction, winner, for Central Station.
- 2018 Geffen Award nominee, Best Translated SF Book, for Central Station.
- 2017 John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel winner, for Central Station.
- 2017 Locus Award, shortlisted for Central Station.
- 2017 Arthur C. Clarke Award, shortlisted for Central Station.
- 2016 Premio Roma, Best Foreign Fiction category, shortlisted for A Man Lies Dreaming.
- 2016 Seiun Award, Best Translated Novel category, shortlisted for The Violent Century.
- 2016 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, longlisted for A Man Lies Dreaming.
- 2015 Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize winner, for A Man Lies Dreaming.
- 2015 British Fantasy Award nominee, Best Novel, for A Man Lies Dreaming
- 2015 British Fantasy Award nominee, Best Collection, for Black Gods Kiss
- 2015 Gaylactic Spectrum Award nominee, Best Novel, for The Violent Century
- 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"
- Tidhar, Lavie (2011). Osama. Hornsea, England: P S Publishing.
- The Violent Century, Hodder & Stoughton, 2013. Review in the Guardian
- A Man Lies Dreaming, Hodder & Stoughton, 2014. Review in the Guardian
- Central Station, Tachyon Publications, 2016.
- Candy, Scholastic, 2018.
- Tidhar, Lavie and Nir Yaniv (2009). The Tel Aviv dossier : a novel. Toronto: ChiZine Publications.
- Tidhar, Lavie (2013). Martian sands. Hornsea, England: P S Publishing.
The Bookman Histories
- The Bookman. Angry Robot Books, 2010.
- Camera Obscura. Angry Robot Books, 2011.
- The Great Game. Angry Robot Books, 2012.
- 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, due end of 2017. With artist Paul McCaffrey. ISBN 978-1782760719
- New Swabia. Outside an anthology of new horror fiction from Ash Pure and Topics Press. 2017. With artist Sarah Anne Langton.
The Apex Book of World SF Series
A series of anthologies published since 2009, collecting short stories of international speculative fiction. Tidhar edited the first three volumes, and remained as overall Series Editor from the fourth volume.
- The Apex Book of World SF. United States: Apex Publications. 2009.
- The Apex Book of World SF 2. United States: Apex Publications. 2012.
- The Apex Book of World SF 3. United States: Apex Publications. 2014.
As Series Editor
- The Apex Book of World SF 4. United States: Apex Publications, 2015. Edited by Mahvesh Murad.
- The Apex Book of World SF 5. United States: Apex Publications, 2018. Edited by Cristina Jurado.
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
- "Dark Continents" – We See a Different Frontier: A postcolonial speculative fiction anthology, edited by Fabio Fernandes and Djibril al-Ayad, Futurefire.net Publishing 2013
- "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
- "Lode Stars" – The Immersion Book of SF, edited by Carmelo Rafala, Immersion Press 2010
- "The Integrity of the Chain" – Fantasy Magazine, 2009. Reprinted in Gardner Dozois' The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty Seventh Annual Collection
- "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
- "Yiwu", A Tor.com Original, 2018
- "Terminal", A Tor.Com Original, 2015
- "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.
- "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", Interzone, 2013
- Strigoi. Interzone, 2012
- "The Book Seller". Interzone, 2013
- "The God Artist", unpublished as of February 2013[update]
- "The Core", Interzone, 2013
- "The Birthing Clinics", unpublished as of February 2013[update]
|Needlework||2013||Tidhar, Lavie (Mar 2013). "Needlework". Asimov's Science Fiction. 37 (3): 48–53.|
|The Oracle||2013||Tidhar, Lavie (Sep 2013). "The Oracle". Analog Science Fiction and Fact. 133 (9): 37–47.||The "Central Station" story cycle|
|Vladimir Chong chooses to die||2014||Tidhar, Lavie (Sep 2014). "Vladimir Chong chooses to die". Analog Science Fiction and Fact. 134 (9): 40–47.||The "Central Station" story cycle|
|Whaliens||2014||Tidhar, Lavie (April 2014). "Whaliens". Analog Science Fiction and Fact. 134 (4): 54–63.|
- Art and War. Co-written with Shimon Adaf. United Kingdom: Repeater Books, 2016.
Critical studies and reviews of Tidhar's work
- Wilson, D. Harlan (December 4, 2012). "Osama bin Laden, pulp vigilante". Los Angeles Review of Books.
- Locus interview, 2013
- Israeli SciFi and Fantasy Authors Archived 17 June 2010 at the Wayback Machine. Israeli Science Fiction. Retrieved on 28 June 2010
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 24 November 2015. Retrieved 2015-11-09.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 28 July 2015. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
- "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. Archived from the original on 7 November 2012. 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. 19 June 2014. Archived from the original on 21 August 2014. Retrieved 27 September 2014.
- Tidhar, Lavie (15 February 2013). "Central Station". Archived from the original on 2 April 2013. Retrieved 16 February 2013.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2 April 2013. Retrieved 16 February 2013.
- Tidhar, Lavie. Central Station. p. 274.