Margalit Finkelberg is Professor of Classics at Tel Aviv University. She is the author of The Birth of Literary Fiction in Ancient Greece (1998), Greeks and Pre-Greeks. Aegean Prehistory and Greek Heroic Tradition (2005), and of over 70 articles, mostly on Homer and epic tradition; the co-editor (with G. G. Stroumsa) of Homer, the Bible, and Beyond: Literary and Religious Canons in the Ancient World (2003); and the editor of The Homer Encyclopedia (3 vols.; 2011). She is a member of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities and the recipient of the Rothschild Prize in the Humanities for 2012.