Iris Argaman was born in 1967 in Ashdod,
Israel, and now lives in Givatayim. She has a BA in comparative literature and
education from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and an MA in literature from
Tel Aviv University. She is director of children's literature at the Karev Project
for Educational Involvement, a nationwide enrichment program for disadvantaged
children. Argaman is also a lecturer on children's literature, holds writing
workshops for the young and writes activity books for kids which promote museum
education. She has published eight books for children. Her latest book for children, Bear and Fred, was awarded the Yad Vashem Prize (2016) and the Giovanni Arpino Prize for Children’s Literature (Italy, 2017).