A MAN LIES DREAMING Out Tomorrow in the US!


Lavie Tidhar‘s award-winning A MAN LIES DREAMING is out tomorrow in the US! Published by Melville House, here’s the synopsis…

A noir thriller with a twist and a Holocaust novel infused with the spirit of shund—the dark Israeli pulp fiction that thrived in the years after World War II — the British Fantasy Award-shortlisted A Man Lies Dreaming is a radical literary experiment that brings alternate history to life. Lavie Tidhar has reimagined the rainy, atmospheric energy of London in the 1930s, and the troubled private detective with an unspeakable secret who roams its streets. As A Man Lies Dreaming unfolds and more of its mysteries come to the surface, we find ourselves drawn into a novel at once gripping and profoundly unsettling.

Critically-acclaimed in the UK already, the novel has also been garnering great praise in the US, too…

‘A Chandler-esque mystery… a jarring tale of a grim, gray alternative world… Seldom will readers come across fantasy as well conceived and well written as this exceptional novel.’ — Library Journal (Starred Review)

‘When Tidhar writes of the Holocaust it is with brutal accuracy and a deep sensitivity… it’s poetic and terrible… Many will find elements of this story deeply disturbing, not the least of which is a possible sympathy to Wolf… To top it all of course is Tidhar’s voice itself — at times humorous, at times grim but never frivolous and always taught and controlled… As with his previous novels, Tidhar knows how to say a great deal in very little. There is eloquence and gravitas in the sparseness and brevity of noir fiction when it is good, and Tidhar’s is quite incredible.’ — Tor.com

‘Wild, noir-infused alternative history from genre-bender Tidhar… A wholly original Holocaust story: as outlandish as it is poignant.’ — Kirkus (Starred Review)

‘Everything in this genre-bender works; intriguing historical characters are worked into expertly managed plots, and the visceral noir atmosphere is juxtaposed nicely against the drawing-room world of London’s political scene.’ — Booklist (Starred Review)

A MAN LIES DREAMING is published in the UK by Hodder, as a Ltd.Ed. by PS Publishing, and in Italy by Frassinelli.


Read the Prequel to Lavie Tidhar’s A MAN LIES DREAMING Free!

Tidhar-AManNamedWolfGN-BlogAs we mentioned yesterday, today sees the release of Lavie Tidhar‘s critically-acclaimed new masterpiece, A MAN LIES DREAMING! Published by Hodder Books, we’re very happy to report that the publisher has also made the graphic novel prequel to the novel, A MAN NAMED WOLF, available online for free via its Hodderscape website!

The comic is also available on Lavie’s website, along with a piece Lavie wrote about how the project came about.

The graphic novel was written by Lavie Tidhar, with artwork by Neil Struthers and lettering by Terry Martin. Here’s the synopsis…

London 1939. A disgraced former dictator ekes out a miserable existence as a low-rent PI in Soho. He’s known only by the name of Wolf. In A Man Named Wolf, Wolf takes on a case that will call into question his very identity.

Wolf’s investigation continues in Lavie Tidhar’s darkest novel yet, A MAN LIES DREAMING. An extraordinary story of revenge and redemption, told by a prisoner in history’s most infamous concentration camp. His name is Shomer, and before the war he was a pulp fiction author. Now, to escape the brutal reality of life in Auschwitz, Shomer spends his nights imagining another world…