Born in 1954 in Jerusalem. He started working in Israeli radio, but since 1988 he has dedicated himself to writing novels and essays, an activity that he combines with that of a columnist for some of the world’s most prestigious newspapers. He is also the author of children's stories and essays on political and environmental issues. Due to his intellectual and moral stature, he is prominent among the list of candidates for the Nobel Prize. He sits on a committee that debates ways of understanding between the Israeli and Palestinian peoples, a mission that not even the death of his son has made him give up. His novel To the End of the Land (2010) won numerous awards. Two of his novellas (“Her Body Knows” and “Frenzy”) were published together in English as Her Body Knows. His book (published in English in 2014), Falling Out of Time, combines poetry, fiction and autobiography. His novel A Horse Walks Into a Bar has been a critical success in the English-speaking world and led to him becoming the first Israeli author to win the prestigious Man Booker International Prize. His work has been translated into fifty languages. His latest novel is More Than I Love My Life, winner of the first Berman Prize for Literature and number one on the bestseller lists in Israel and Italy.