Abraham B. Yehoshua

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Abraham B. Yehoshua (Jerusalem, 1936) is widely recognised as one of Israel’s most eminent writers. He is a novelist but also writes short stories, essays and plays. He is professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Haifa and has also taught as a visiting professor at Harvard, Columbia and Princeton universities. He has received numerous awards, including the Bialik Prize and the Israel Prize, as well as honorary doctoral degrees from the universities of Tel Aviv, Turin, the Bar-Ilan University and the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa.

Besides being a prolific writer, Yehoshua is a committed intellectual who is actively engaged in facing the challenges of the social and political situation of Israel and the conflict with Palestine. He writes for several newspapers around the world, for example La Stampa, Le Nouvel Observateur and La Vanguardia. He has recently published the novel Friendly Fire (published in Spanish as El cantar del fuego – Duomo Ediciones, 2012). His other works translated into Catalan or Spanish are A Woman in Jerusalem (Una dona a Jerusalem – Proa, 2008; Anagrama, 2009); The Liberated Bride (La novia liberada – Anagrama, 2005); A Journey to the End of the Millennium (Viaje al fin del milenio – Siruela, 2001); Mr. Mani (El señor Mani – Anaya, 1994); the collection of short stories Marea alta (Ausa, 1989 – Flood Tide); and A Late Divorce (Divorcio tardío – Alfaguara, 1988).


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