Yehuda Vizan was born in 1985 in Yehud, and lives in Tel Aviv. His grandparents emigrated from Tunisia, Libya and Turkey. Vizan is a poet, editor, translator and critic and is a founding editor of the literary magazine and publishing house Dehak. He served as a critic for the Walla internet site, Time Out Tel Aviv and Haaretz, and in the past worked as a basketball coach, construction laborer and teacher. His novel Pekah (2016) was awarded the Israeli Ministry of Culture Prize for debut fiction.