Nir Baram was born into a political family in Jerusalem in 1976. His grandfather and father were both ministers in Israeli Labor Party governments. He has worked as a journalist and an editor, as well as an advocate for equal rights for Palestinians. Baram is the author of five novels, including Good People, which was translated into English for the first time in 2016. His novels have been translated into more than 10 languages and received critical acclaim around the world. He has been shortlisted several times for the Sapir Prize and in 2010 received the Prime Minister’s Award for Hebrew literature. His latest book is A Land Without Borders: My Journey Around East Jerusalem and the West Bank.