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 best 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. He was recently awarded the Amichai Poetry Prize (2007).

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