Yair Agmon was born in Jerusalem in 1987 and still lives there today. Raised in an Orthodox Jewish environment, he graduated from a yeshiva (school for Jewish studies). At present, he is studying cinema at the Sam Spiegel Film and Television School, and working as a guide at Yad Vashem – the Holocaust Museum and Research Center.
Short films he directed have been screened in Israel and New York and a short story of his won a judges’ commendation in the Haaretz short story competition in 2011.
Agmon published his first book while serving in the army.