A. B. Yehoshua

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A. B. Yehoshua
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BornAvraham B. Yehoshua
(1936-12-09) December 9, 1936 (age 82)
Jerusalem, Mandatory Palestine
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, born December 19, 1936) is an Israeli novelist, essayist, and playwright. The New York Times called him the "Israeli Faulkner".[1] Yehoshua is the author of eleven novels, three books of short stories, four plays, and four collections of essays, including Ahizat Moledet (Homeland Lesson, 2008).[2]

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