Nomi Levitsky was born in Jerusalem. A writer and well-known journalist, Levitsky has published many articles on political and social issues in the Hebrew press, especially in Yedioth Ahronoth, Israel`s largest mass circulation daily. Following an article she wrote on South Africa`s apartheid regime, Levitsky was declared persona non grata and forbidden entrance to South Africa for many years. Levitsky has published a book on Israel`s Supreme Court, and a biography of Aharon Barak, its Chief Justice. Both books were bestsellers. Saving Shimba is her first children`s book.