Oded Wolkstein is an essayist and translator. He was born in Ramat Gan and studied literature at Tel Aviv University. His doctoral thesis focused on the relationship between the aesthetics of the sublime and American modernist literature. Since then he has, more or less, refrained from publishing academic works. Wolkstein teaches at the Faculty of Arts in Beit Berl – Hamidrasha, the Hebrew University and Sapir College. His writings are regularly published in literary magazines.