Matti Friedman’s first book, The Aleppo Codex, won the 2014 Sami Rohr Prize, the American Library Association’s Sophie Brody Medal, the Canadian Jewish Book Award, and other honors. It was published in Israel, Australia, Holland, France, Germany, the Czech Republic, Russia, and South Korea.
Matti’s reporting has taken him from Israel to Lebanon, Morocco, Moscow, and the Caucasus, and his writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal
, the New York Times
, the Washington Post
, and elsewhere.
He is a former Associated Press correspondent and a regular contributor to Tablet Magazine.
Two essays he wrote about media coverage of Israel after the 2014 Gaza war, for Tablet
and The Atlantic,
triggered intense discussion and have been shared together on Facebook more than 100,000 times. He was born in Toronto and lives in Jerusalem.