Alex Epstein was born in Leningrad (St. Petersburg) in 1971 and moved to Israel when he was eight. He is the author of ten works of fiction in Hebrew, and was awarded twice, in 2003 and 2016, the Israeli Prime Minister’s Prize for Literature. His very short stories are published regularly in Haaretz newspaper. His books were translated into English, Russian and Portuguese; a French translation is forthcoming in 2016. His work has been published in the Iowa Review, Guernica, Pen America, Electric Literature, The Guardian and elsewhere. He lives in Tel Aviv.