A. B. Yehoshua

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A. B. Yehoshua
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BornAvraham B. Yehoshua
(1936-12-19)December 19, 1936
Jerusalem, Mandatory Palestine
DiedJune 14, 2022(2022-06-14) (aged 85)
Tel Aviv, Israel
OccupationNovelist, essayist, short story writer, playwright
NationalityIsraeli
Alma materHebrew University of Jerusalem (BA, 1961)
Teachers College (1962)
Sorbonne (MA, French Literature)
Literary movementIsraeli "New Wave"
Notable worksMr. Mani (1990); The Lover (1977); "Facing the Forest"
Notable awardsAkum Prize
1961
National Jewish Book Award
1990, 1993
Israel Prize for Literature
1995
Los Angeles Times Book Prize
2006 A Woman in Jerusalem
SpouseDr. Rivka Kirsninski (m. 1960)

Abraham B. Yehoshua (Hebrew: א.ב. יהושע, December 19, 1936 – June 14, 2022) was an Israeli novelist, essayist, and playwright. The New York Times called him the "Israeli Faulkner".[1] Yehoshua was the author of eleven novels, three books of short stories, four plays, and four collections of essays, including Ahizat Moledet (Homeland Lesson, 2008).[2]

Yehoshua died on June 14, 2022 at a hospital in Tel Aviv, Israel from cancer at the age of 85.[3]

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