Yotam Tolub was born in France in 1978 and grew up in Israel, apart from four years when he and his family lived in the U.S. He studied law and cultural studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and is completing an MA in gerontology. He also studied screenwriting at the Sam Spiegel Film & Television School. At present, Tolub works as a lawyer for the NGO 'Bizchut' - Israel Human Rights Center for People with Disabilities. Tolub started writing during his studies at a yeshiva, where he was editor of a journal of Jewish thought.