Erez Bitton

EREZ BITTON was born in Oran, Algeria, in 1942, and emigrated to Israel in 1948. He has served as chairman of the Hebrew Writers Association, and is the editor-in-chief of the literary journal Apyrion, which he founded in 1982. He is the recipient of several literary awards, including the Miriam Talpir Prize (1982), the Prime Minister’s Prize (1988) and the 2014 Yehuda Amichai Poetry Prize. His most recent collections, published by Hakibbutz Hamehuchad, are: Timbisert, a Moroccan Bird (2009) and Blindfolded Landscapes (2013).