Itamar Levy was born in Tel Aviv in 1956, and studied theater at Tel Aviv University. He published his first story in 1978. Levy is also a dramatist and writes radio scripts. He lives in Moshav Tzrufa; he owns a second-hand book store in Haifa and an online website, 'Itamar's Bookstore'.
Levy received the Prime Minister's Prize in 1992.