He studied humanities at the city"s university, engaging in boxing, an activity that appeared later in the novel Gloves. After his discharge he studied philosophy and history at Tel-Aviv University.
In World World War II his family fled to the Soviet Union, where they lived in Siberia and then Kazakhstan. At the close of the war, when he was ten, he returned with his family to Poland, to the city of Wrocław. In 1957 he immigrated to Israel in the "Gomułka Aliyah".
After studying Hebrew at Kibbutz Hatzor, he enlisted in the Israel Defense Forces and served in the armored corporations
He continued his studies in France, also residing for a time in the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and Italy. In 1967 he published his first novel Doctor Barkel.
He was the editor of Masa, the literary supplement of the newspaper Lemerkhav, and engaged in additional editing and translation. In 2000 he made a trip to Morocco with a friend, as he described in the book Morocco: Travel Notes.
He died on June 15, 2005 at the age of 69 from cancer.