Ofir Oz won the third place in The Short Story Project’s competition “My Best Story”, 2018. He is an emerging writer from Israel. His second novel, The First Name, has earned him the Promising Writers Award of the Israel Ministry of Culture. His winning story “Criminal” was first published on Michigan Quarterly Review. Ofir’s work has also been published in Jewishfiction.net, nebesht.com (in Farsi), and won the third place in the London Independent Story Prize.