Ofir Touché Gafla was born in Israel. His bestselling first novel, The World of the End — about a man who commits suicide 18 months following the bizarre death of his wife, who then finds himself amongst strange characters in the even stranger world of the afterlife — won the 2005 Geffen Award for best fantasy/science fiction novel of the year and the 2006 Kugel Award for Hebrew literature. His later novels include The Cataract in the Mind’s Eye, Behind the Fog, and The Day the Music Died. He teaches creative writing in the Sam Spiegel School of TV and Cinema in Jerusalem.
March 19: Loss, Longing, and the Bizarreries of Life
March 20: WORKSHOP: The Writer Within
March 20: The World of the End
March 21: Creating Worlds: Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy
Ofir Touché Gafla’s trip is brought to you with the kind support of the Embassy of the State of Israel in Beijing.