Alex Epstein was born in St. Petersburg, Russia (then Leningrad), in 1971, and came to Israel in 1980. He currently lives in Tel Aviv. Best known for his short short stories, Epstein has published a book of poetry, collections of short stories and novels. He writes for the literary supplement of the daily newspapers, Haaretz , teaches creative writing and works as a programmer in a high-tech firm. In 2007 Epstein participated in the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa, and in 2010 he was writer in residence at the University of Denver. Epstein was awarded the Prime Minister's Prize twice (2003; 2016).
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