Born in Petah Tikva, Israel, in 1953, Orit Raz studied literature and education at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She has written many programs for children`s TV and created a puppet theater that has traveled to schools and kindergartens throughout the country. At present, she holds creative writing workshops and literary meetings with children. Raz has published over 40 books for children and youth, and one book for adults. She was awarded the Hadassah Prize for Not a Word to Yasmin (2002).