Eli Glasman was born in the suburb of Caulfield in Melbourne, Australia to an orthodox Jewish family. He began writing at an early age and continued the practice all throughout his schooling. At the age of seventeen he was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease. It was at this time, he decided that orthodox life wasn’t for him. He went to study creative writing at the University of Melbourne, where he completed his Honours degree. In 2011, at the age of 24, he got his first short story published. From that point on, he buckled down and worked his butt off until he secured two more short story publications, a $5000 prize and, with ‘The Boy’s Own Manual to Being a Proper Jew’, his first novel. He now writes more than ever and lives in an apartment in Brunswick.