IDDO GEFEN was born in 1992 in Israel and currently resides in Tel Aviv. He is an author and working in neurocognitive research at the Virtual and Augmented Reality Lab in Sagol Brain Institute, Sourasky Medical Center and Tel Aviv University, exploring how storytelling can improve our understanding of the human mind. At the Institute, Iddo leads an innovative study to diagnose aspects of Parkinson’s disease using storytelling and augmented reality. His first book, Jerusalem Beach, was a recipient of the Israeli Minister of Culture’s Award in 2017. In 2019, Iddo won the National Library of Israel “Pardes” Scholarship for young writers.
Jerusalem Beach will be published in the US, Korea and the Netherlands by the end of 2021, and stories from the collection have been published in Italy and the Czech Republic. Film and TV rights of several stories were sold to leading Hollywood production companies.