About the Author
Born on a kibbutz in Israel, Lavie Tidhar s unusual childhood has inspired a life devoted in equal parts to books and to travelling. He has lived and travelled in Southern Africa for years and is a keen player of the ancient game of Bao. He s since spent nearly a decade living in London before setting off again. He spent a year living in a bamboo shack on a remote island in the South Pacific I still miss the volcanoes, sometimes, he said and two years in South East Asia, followed by a couple of years back in Israel. He is now back living in London, a city he finds endlessly captivating.
Lavie is a prolific writer, keeping up a steady stream of highly-regarded novels, novellas and short stories. He has been described as an emerging master by Locus Magazine
, with his work compared to the late, great Philip K. Dick s in both The Guardian
and the Financial Times
. His novels include the Bookman Histories trilogy of steampunk novels comprising The Bookman
(2010), Camera Obscura
(2011), and The Great Game
(2012) which borrow equally from mythology, classic literature, pulp fiction and noir and kung-fu cinema.