Eshkol Nevo was born in Jerusalem in 1971. He studied copywriting at the Tirza Granot School and psychology at Tel Aviv University. Nevo teaches creative writing and thinking at the Sam Spiegel Film & Television School, Tel Aviv University, Sapir College and the Open University. He has published a collection of short stories, a nonfiction book and two novels, both of which have been top bestsellers.
Nevo, whose novels are very successful abroad, has received the Book Publishers Associations Gold and Platinum Prizes (2005; 2008) and the FFI-Raymond Wallier Prize (Paris, 2008). Homesick was also a finalist for the prestigious Independent Foreign Fiction Prize (UK, 2009).