Ronen Altman Kaydar

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Ronen Elimelech Altman Kaydar (Hebrew: רונן אלטמן קידר‎; born October 1, 1972) is an Israeli writer and poet.

Ronen Altman Kaydar

The topics of his academic and artistic writing include science fiction, sexual identity, philosophy of science, history of science and more. After his marriage in 2003, he had added the surname "Kaydar".


Altman Kaydar was born in Tel Aviv to parents who practice science and in 1993 completed his bachelor's degree in Mathematics and Physics in Tel Aviv University's excellence program in the academic reserve. After his release from the Israel Defense Forces, he has studied for a master's degree in the Cohen institute for history and philosophy of the sciences and ideas in Tel Aviv University. His Master's thesis applied models for the spread of science on the case of Israeli genetics.

Literary work[edit]

Altman Kaydar is a graduate of the Helicon poetry class of 1997, where his poems were first published. In 2000, his first novel Chaos Butterflies was published by Shufra. The novel combines several plot lines regarding sexual identities in an American city in the end of the 20th century.[1] Since then, Altman Kaydar has published many poems in poetry journals. His poems have been translated to English and Russian, and two of them have been set to music by the Israeli composer Avner Dorman and were performed in a music festival in Görlitz, Germany.[2] Altman Kaydar's first poetry book, Bite Marks (Helicon) was published in August 2007.[3] In addition, he has published poetry translations in various journals and websites.[4]

Since April 2009, Altman Kaydar also edits the web-based literary journal 'Zuta', together with poet Anat Avissar. In 2009 he published the first translation into Hebrew from Mascha Kaleko's works (seven poems in Helicon, an Israeli journal of poetry) and then edited his first poetry volume - Inbal Cahansky's The Wilds of Day - which was published in 2010. In addition, he translated from Hebrew to English the graphic novel 'Farm 54', by Galit seliktar and Gilad Seliktar, which was published by Fanfare in 2011.

Other work[edit]

Altman Kaydar is also the co-writer of a script for the student film Make-up, produced in Temple University, directed by Inbar Gilboa and starring Lucy Dubinchik.[5]


  1. ^ reviewed by Reuven Miran in Yedioth Ahronoth, 11.2.2000, and by Daniel Banai in Haaretz, 19.7.2000
  2. ^ "Avner Dorman". Archived from the original on 2014-08-13.
  3. ^ "Helicon, Home for poetry" (in Hebrew).
  4. ^ Nir Nader (March–April 2008). "It's me speaking: Nir Nader interviews poet Yudit Shahar". Challenge Magazine (108). Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  5. ^ Ronen Altman Kaydar on IMDb

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