Dror Mishani


Dror A. Mishani (born in 1975) is an Israeli crime writer and literary scholar, specializing in the history of detective fiction. His detective series, featuring police inspector Avraham Avraham, was first published in Hebrew in 2011 and is translated to more than 15 languages. The first novel in the series, “The Missing File”, was shortlisted for the 2013 CWA international dagger award, won the prestigious Martin Beck award (for the best translated crime novel in Sweden), and the Grand Prix du meilleur Polar des lecteurs des Points in France. The second novel, “A Possibility of Violence”, won the prestigious Bernstein Award for Best Hebrew novel (2014). Dror lives with his wife and two children in Tel Aviv and teaches in Tel Aviv University.

Autobiography for Quais du Polar

I am often asked why I chose to write novels. The truth is that I don’t know. And I hope I can’t find an answer to this question (still a hope : leaving an unfinished novel behind me whose solutions will never be solved).

Crime favourites

book : Pyramiden, by Henning Mankell.

movie : In a Lonely Place, by Nicholas Ray.

author : Patricia Highsmith.