Graduate in Philosophy and Hebrew Literature, Hebrew University, Jerusalem. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Hebrew Union College, 1990.
Writer and university professor. Served in paratroopers unit 1954-1957. Director Israeli School in Paris 1964.
General Secretary World Union of Jewish Studies, Paris 1964-1967. Dean of Students, Haifa University 1967-1972, Professor, of Comparative Literature since 1972. Visiting Professor, Harvard University, United States of America 1977, University of Chicago 1988.
Co-Editor Keshet 1965-1972, Siman Eria since 1973, Tel Aviv Review.
(The Four Immeasurables—the cultivation of loving-kindness...)
( “Anyone who has had experience of the sad and subtle wa...)
( A woman in her forties is a victim of a suicide bombin...)
(A suicide bomb explodes in a Jerusalem market. One of the...)
(Book by Yehoshua, Abraham B.)
(Novel in Hebrew. Printed in Israel)
Author: (short stories) The Death of the Old Man, 1962, Facing the Forest, 1968. (plays) A Night in May, Last Treatments, Possessions, Night's Babies. (novel) At the Beginning of Summer 1970, The Lover, 1976, A Late Divorce, 1982 (Premio International Flaino 1996), Five Seasons, 1986 (Torino Cavour prize 1994), Mr.
Mani, 1990 (Booker prize 1992, Jewish Quaterly prize 1993), Open Heart, 1994, A Journey to the End of the Millennium, 1997, The Moral Context of the Literary Text, 1997, The Liberating Bride, 2001, A Woman in Jerusalem, 2006. (film or stage) Three Days and a Child, The Lover, Continuing Silence of a Poet, At the Beginning of Summer, 1970, Facing the Forests. Member editorial board Siman Krea, Tel-Aviv Review, Mifgash, Keshet, 1966-1974.
Contributor stories to Massa, Haaretz, Keshet. Books translated into 20 languages.
Member board art Haifa Municipal Theatre. Member Kibbutz Chatzerim. Activist Israeli Peace Movement.
With Israeli Army, 1954-1957.
Married Rivka Karni, June 14, 1960. Children: Sivan, Gideon, Nahum.