Yaniv Iczkovits, born in 1975, is an author and a lecturer in philosophy. He has published three novels and one novella, including Heartbeat (Hakibbutz HaMeuchad), which won Haaretz’s debut novel prize and was translated into Italian; Adam and Sophie (HaSifriya HaHadasha), which won the Prime Minister’s Prize for Hebrew Writers, and Laws of Inheritance, a novella published in the anthology There’s a Story Behind the Money (Achuzat Bayit). His third novel, A Prayer After Midnight, was published by Keter in August 2015 and was awarded the Agnon Prize – in honor of Israel’s only Nobel Laureate for Literature – the first time the prize has been granted in ten years. Iczkovits won the Ramat Gan Prize for literary excellence and the People of the Book Foundation Prize and was shortlisted for the Sapir Prize. Iczkovits has a postdoc in philosophy, taught at Columbia University, and published a book based on his academic work entitled Wittgenstein’s Ethical Thought (Palgrave Macmillan). He lives in Tel Aviv with his wife and two daughters.