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 curator, a lecturer on children’s literature, holds writing workshops for the young and writes activity books for kids which promote museum education.
Argaman has published nine books for children. Her book Bear and Fred was awarded the Yad Vashem Prize (2016) and the Giovanni Arpino Prize for Children’s Literature (Italy, 2017).