Amichai Shalev was born in Rishon LeZion, Israel, in 1973. A novelist, editor, lecturer and poet, he studied history and
literature at Tel Aviv University and screenwriting at the Camera Obscura
School of Art. He worked as editor and project director for the literary
division of Ynet, the internet edition of the daily Yedioth Ahronoth,
and wrote a column for the culture section of Maariv as well
as book reviews for the Hebrew press. At Present, he is editor at Am Oved Publishing
House and teaches creative writing at several colleges.
Shalev was awarded the
Prime Minister's Prize in 2012.