Yitzhak Laor

Yitzhak Laor is a poet, author and journalist. He was born in Pardes Hanna, and completed his degree in Theatre and Literature at Tel Aviv University. He is the author of five poetry books, most recently Leviathan City, 19 novels, most recently Ecce Homo, plays, and article collections. He is mostly known for his poetry of political protest, particularly about the Lebanese War of 1982 and the Israeli occupation of Palestine. Laor writes literary criticism for the Ha`aretz newspaper, is a founder and editor of the literary journal Mita’am and works and writes in Tel Aviv. In 2007 he was awarded the Amichai Poetry Prize.

Anthologies featuring Yitzhak Laor

Madinah: City Stories from the Middle East

For all we think we know of the conflict and exoticism of the region, nothing opens more doors to what we don’t than its writing. Here, ten short stories by new and established writers have been selected and translated in English for the first time, to open just such a door…