Nir lives in the Judean foothills, practically in the forest. He is married to Nirit and together they have three small children and two large dogs. He spends most of his time taking care of them all, carving in wood, playing the oud, and foraging for wild tea herbs. In his spare time, he works as a clinical psychologist and had earned a Ph.D. from The Program for Hermeneutics and Cultural Studies at Bar-Ilan University. Formerly an editor and journalist for Al Hashulchan (On the Table) food magazine, he co-authored The Vegetarian Kitchen (together with Orly Pely-Bronshtein). In the evenings, once the children are asleep and the dishes are washed, he tries to write in order to stitch all these different pieces together.