Ofir Touche Gafla

Ofir Touche Gafla is a national bestselling author in his native Israel. His first novel, "The World of the End, " won the 2005 Geffen Award for the 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," "The Day the Music Died," and "The Book of Disorder." He teaches creative writing in the Sam Spiegel School of TV and Cinema in Jerusalem.