Ori Elon was born in Kibbutz Shluhot, in Northern Israel, in 1981, and graduated from the Ma'aleh School of Television, Film and the Arts in Jerusalem. He is the co-creator and writer of the critically acclaimed television drama Shtisel, now on Netflix. The series won 17 Israeli Academy Awards, including best series and best screenplay. He was also a co-writer of the drama series Srugim, the mini-series Autonomous and the comedy The Choir. As an author, he wrote Invisible Show, which won him the Israeli Ministry of Culture Award for Debut Novels, as well as several children's books including King Gogle, In the Z’akrobat and The chickens that were turned into goats.