Yaniv Iczkovits is the author of Pulse, Adam and Sophie, and Wittgenstein’s Ethical Thought. He held a postdoctoral fellowship at Columbia University and was a lecturer in philosophy at the University of Tel Aviv. In 2002, he was an inaugural signatory of the “combatants’ letter,” by which hundreds of Israeli soldiers refused to fight in the occupied territories, and he spent a month in military prison as a result. The Slaughterman’s Daughter, his third novel, was awarded the Ramat Gan Prize and the Agnon Prize, and was shortlisted for the Sapir Prize. He lives with his family in Tel Aviv.