Amir Gutfreund was born in Haifa in 1963. After studying applied mathematics at the Technion, he joined the Israeli Air Force. Our Holocaust is his first novel. Awarded the Sapir Prize in 2003, Gutfreund lives in the Galilee with his wife, a clinical psychologist, and their two children.
Jessica Cohen is a freelance translator born in England, raised in Israel, and living in Denver. She translates contemporary Israeli prose, poetry, and other creative work. Her translations include David Grossman’s critically acclaimed To The End of the Land, and works by major Israeli writers including Etgar Keret, Rutu Modan, Dorit Rabinyan, Ronit Matalon, Amir Gutfreund, and Tom Segev, as well as Golden Globe–winning director Ari Folman. She is a past board member of the American Literary Translators Association and has served as a judge for the National Translation Award.