Yitzhak Gormezano-Goren was born in Alexandria, Egypt, in 1941 and immigrated to Israel as a child. He is a playwright and novelist. Goren studied English and French literature at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv University, and received a MFA in theater direction in the United States. In 1982, he co-founded the Bimat Kedem Theater, which promotes original Israeli productions with an emphasis on non-European Jewish culture. In 1998, the company established the Kedem Publishing House. Goren has worked as a broadcast editor and is active in the Israeli theater and film world. His novel, An Alexandrian Summer, was awarded the Ramat Gan Prize (1979).