“A genius at conjuring realities,” according to NPR, Lavie Tidhar is the winner of the World Fantasy Award and will discuss his newest book, Neom. Neom is a novel that emerges from the multi-award-winning universe of Central Station, where the inhabitants of a complex desert-city rediscover passion while on the brink of revolution.
Born in Israel, the dystopian environments that Tidhar imagines are reflective of his deep understanding of modern-day Tel Aviv and his appreciation for the historical foundations of science fiction that are inescapably Jewish. This tradition will also be addressed in conversation with Mr. Tidhar, whose non-fictional writing has elucidated a Hebrew kernel at the heart of the fantasy universe.
Tidhar works across genres, combining detective and thriller modes with poetry, science fiction and historical and autobiographical material. His work has been compared to that of Philip K. Dick by the Guardian and the Financial Times, and to Kurt Vonnegut’s by Locus.
Tidhar is currently a book columnist for the Washington Post. Additional bylines have appeared in The Independent, Nature, SFX, io9, The Vanuatu Daily Post and others. Lavie is currently a Visiting Professor and Writer in Residence at Richmond, The American International University in London.
Learn more about Tidhar here: https://lavietidhar.wordpress.com/