Merav Nakar-Sadi was born and raised in Or Yehuda, Israel. She studied sociology and anthropology at Tel-Aviv University, and has a PHD in sociology from UCLA. Her dissertation focuses on the complex relationships between immigration and welfare policies in the USA.
In 2013, her debut novel “Oxana”, dealing with an illegal worker living in Israel was published and won the Sapir prize for debut novels. “Smader” is her second novel. Smadar, her second novel, was shortlisted for the Sapir Prize, 2018.