Born in 1971, GUY HASSON is an author, playwright, and filmmaker who crafts plays in Hebrew and prose in English. His books were published in Israel (Hatchling, Life: the Video Game, Secret Thoughts, and Tickling Butterflies), the UK (The Emoticon Generation) and the US (Hope for Utopia and Secret Thoughts). He has won the Israeli Geffen Award for Best Short Story of 2003 (“All-of-Me™”) and 2006 (“The Perfect Girl”). Since 2006 he has been focusing on the production of original films, including the feature-length Heart of Stone, and the web-series The Indestructibles.
Eschewing Hebrew in his SF/F has served him well in accessing a wider readership, but has also caused a modicum of confusion at home, especially when some of his work found itself translated back into his native Hebrew. In either language, however, Hasson is a force to be reckoned with, and his work has been translated into seven languages. His stories can be found in the various Apex World SF anthologies and in Apex’s Horrorology.
In 2013, Hasson created an independent comic books company, New Worlds Comics, and its flagship title Wynter, written by him,was hailed as one of the best SF recent comic book series. In 2015, Hasson created an online comic book store for the blind and the visually impaired, called Comics Empower.
SF/F writer Lavie Tidhar says of Hasson: “In his refusal to compromise on commercial principles, and in his ongoing experimentation with various forms of media, it has become clear that he is following an intensely personal vision; one to which his commitment is whole.” Hasson’s latest book, Tickling Butterflies, was released in Israel in 2017. Currently he is writing and directing a feature-length horror film, Statuesque.