Epstein was born in Leningrad (St. Petersburg) in 1971 and moved to Israel when he was eight years old. He is the author of ten books in Hebrew and a two-time winner of the Prime Minister’s Prize for Literature (in 2003 and in 2016). His short-short stories are published regularly in the Haaretz Culture and Literature supplement. His work has been translated into English, Russian, and Portuguese, and a French translation is scheduled to be printed later this year. He lives in Tel Aviv.