Leading author A.B.Yehoshua was born in Jerusalem in 1936, the fifth generation of a Sephardi Jerusalemite family. After studying Hebrew literature and Philosophy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, he started a teaching career. From 1963 to 1967, he lived and taught in Paris; he is now Professor of literature at Haifa University. Yehoshua has published numerous novels, short stories, plays and essays and is one of the best internationally known Israeli authors. In 2007, his novel Five Seasons was named one of the ten most important books since the creation of the State of Israel. Yehoshua`s work has been published abroad in 28 languages.
A.B. YEHOSHUA AND ISRAELI STAGE: Israeli Stage produced the American premiere of A.B. Yehoshua’s Hand in Hand Together (translated by Guy Ben-Aharon), the American premiere of A Night in May, and the American premiere of Possessions