Iddo Gefen was born in 1992. His first book, Jerusalem’s Beach, was published in the summer of 2017 to resounding reviews and several reprints. The book is the recipient of the Israeli Minister of Culture's Award.
Gefen, a student at the Adi Lautman Interdisciplinary Program for Outstanding Students in Tel Aviv University, currently studies computer science and literature. He was a military reporter and editor for the IDF weekly newspaper. Gefen volunteered for a year in Tel Aviv, working with children of African refugees.
He is currently working on his second book, a novel. (Synopsis available.)