From goodreads' author page -
Eva Etzioni-Halevy is professor emeritus of political sociology at Bar-Ilan Univeristy, Israel, now turned into a biblical novelist. A child Holocaust survivor, she was born in Vienna, Austria. She managed to escape as a small child with her parents in 1939 and spent World War II in Italy, partly in an Italian concentration camp and partly in hiding. She moved to what was then Palestine in 1945. She also spent time in the United States and Australia before returning to Israel and taking up her position at Bar-Ilan. Eva lives in Tel-Aviv with her husband; she has three grown children.