Uriel Kon

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Uriel Kon (1975), Editor in Chief, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina; currently resides in Jerusalem. Studied urban planning at the Technion, and architecture at Bezalel Academy of arts and Design, where he also teaches. Has been writing and publishing essays on architecture, music, photography, literature, and cultural criticism, for a decade. Uriel co-founded “Libro”, a book series specializing in Latin American fiction, under Keter Books, with Hilit Hamou-Meir. In addition, he founded the “El Dorado” series for contemporary Latin American Literature at Carmel Publishing, served as editor in chief at Simtaot Books, and was co-founder and editor at Zikit Books. Uriel engages in various activities: he edited and produced international symposiums on the topics of urbanism, divided cities, sustainability, human rights, and conservation; he taught modern literature at Minshar College; curated exhibitions, and produced albums in the field of jazz. He was the artistic director and producer of jazz and new music series in Jerusalem, among which: "The Vanguard", "The Swedish Chef", and "Jerusalem Jazz Sessions". He also co-founded different culture websites and projects, some of which still remain as dreams. Nine Lives Press is his first fully independent platform.

Our Team

Erika Mejía

Erika Mejía

Editorial Coordination. Erika has a degree in Linguistics and French literature and is currently a graduate student at the Department of Spanish Literature at the Hebrew University. When not dodging drug gang bullets, her youth in Colombia was spent dancing ballet, studying languages, and reading books. Although she does not miss the shootings, she does miss Colombia’s pristine beaches and the food: Arepas, Fríjoles and Ajiaco.

Guy Finkelstein

Guy Finkelstein

Writer, poet and editor born in Be'er Sheva. Lives in Tel Aviv. Guy holds a BA in Philosophy and Art History from Ben-Gurion University and an MA in History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas from Tel Aviv University. Founder and editor of the literary journal Chikitito.

Talia Benabu

Talia Benabu

Talia Benabu, printmaking artist and painter, illustrates the covers for 9lives books. She studied Philosophy and Art History and painting at the Master Class program of the Jerusalem Studio School. Www.taliabenabu.com

Liat Kimhi Braude

Liat Kimhi Braude

Online Store. A photographer and graduate of the Camera Obscura School for the Arts. Liat also studied Education and Art at the University of Leeds. Leaving the big city behind, she settled into village life along the Gaza Strip border. There, she followed her mother’s footsteps and became a librarian. Liat is also a homeopathic therapist and a mother of six story-loving children.

 David Benarroch

David Benarroch

David is an artist, working in sculpture and installation, alongside typography and book design. An MFA candidate, at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Tel Aviv. Served as the designer for various book publications, such as Zikit books, Babel Publishers, Simtaot Books, “El Dorado” book series at Carmel Publishing, and many more.

Dita Gutman

Dita Gutman

An editor, reader, proof-reader, has worked for 12 years at Am-Oved publishing house, and with Zikit Books, Locus Publishing, and Nine Lives Press.