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Abraham B. Yehoshua

Leading author A.B. Yehoshua was born in Jerusalem in 1936, the fifth generation of a Sephardi Jerusalem 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, and since 1972, he taught Hebrew and comparative literature at Haifa University. He is now Professor Emeritus.

Yehoshua has published novels, short stories, plays and essays and is one of the best internationally known Israeli authors. He has received many literary prizes both in Israel and abroad, among which: the Brenner Prize (1983), the Alterman Prize (1986), the Bialik Prize (1989), England's "Best Novel of the Year" for Mr Mani (1992), the Israel Prize for Literature (1995), the Koret Jewish Book Award (USA, 2000), the National Jewish Book Award, the Giovanni Boccaccio Prize (Italy, 2005), the Viareggio Prize for Lifetime Achievement (Italy, 2005), the Prix Medicis Etranger (France, 2012) for Spanish Charity (The Retrospective), the Culture Minister's Zionism Prize for Can Two Walk Together (2013), the Hemingway Prize (Italy, 2014), the EMET prize (2016), the Dan David Prize (2017) and the Antonio Feltrinelli Prize (Italy, 2017). In 2007, his novel Five Seasons (Molcho) was selected as 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. 






Books Published in Hebrew
FICTION
The Death of the Old Man (stories), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1962 [Mot Ha-Zaken]
Facing the Forests (stories), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1968 [Mul Ha-Ye'arot]
Nine Stories, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1971 [9 Sipurim]
Early in the Summer of 1970 (novella), Schocken, 1972 [Bi-Tchilat Kayitz 1970] 
Until the Winter of 1974 (stories & play), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1975 [Ad Choref 1974: Mivchar]
The Lover (novel), Schocken, 1977; 2002 [Ha-Me'ahev]
A Late Divorce (novel), Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 1982; extended ed. 1991 [as Divorce Cantata]; extended ed. 2010 [Geirushim Meucharim]
Five Seasons [Molcho] (novel), Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, Keter, 1987 [Molcho]
Mr. Mani (novel), Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 1990 [Mar Mani: Roman Sichot]
The Complete Stories, Hakkibutz Hameuchad, 1993 [Kol Ha-Sipurim]
Open Heart [The Return from India] [2 vols.] (novel), Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 1994 [Ha-Shiva Me-Hodu: Roman Be-Arba'a Chalakim]
Voyage to the End of the Millenium (novel), Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 1997; Yedioth Ahronoth, Hasifria Hachadasha, 2010 [Masa El Tom Ha-Elef: Roman Bi-Shlosha Chalakim]
Galia's Wedding (story), Keter, 2000 [Chatunata Shel Galia]
The Liberated Bride (novel), Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 2001 [Ha-Kala Ha-Meshachreret]
A Woman in Jerusalem [The Mission of the Human Resource Man] (novel), Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 2004 [Shlichuto Shel Ha-Memuneh Al Mashabei Enosh: Passion Bi-Shlosha Prakim]
Friendly Fire (novel), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, Siman Kriah, 2007 [Esh Yedidutit: Duet]
The Evening Journey of Yatir (3 novellas), Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 2009 [Masa Ha-Erev Shel Yatir]
The Retrospective [Spanish Charity] (novel), Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, 2011 [Chesed Sfaradi]
The Extra (novel), Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 2014 [Nitzevet]

NON-FICTION 
Between Right and Right (essays), Schocken, 1980 [Bi-Zchut Ha-Normaliyut: Chamesh Masot Bi-She'elot Ha-Tzionut] 
The Wall and the Mountain (essays), Zmora-Bitan, 1989 [Ha-Kir Ve-Ha-Har: Metziuto Ha-Lo-Sifrutit Shel Ha-Sofer be-Israel]
The Terrible Power of a Minor Guilt (essays), Yedioth Aharonoth, 1998 [Kocha Ha-Nora Shel Ashma Ktana: Ha-Heksher Ha-Musari Shel Ha-Text Ha-Sifruti]
Homeland Grasp: 20 articles and one story, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2008 [Achizat Moledet: 20 Ma'amarim Ve-Rishum Echad] 
 
PLAYS & LIBRETTO
May - Evening, Night and Dawn, Bimot, 1969 [May - Erev, Layla Ve-Shachar] 
A Night in May; Last Treatments, Schocken, 1974 [Layla Be-May; Tipulim Achronim]
Possessions, Schocken, 1986 [Chafatzim]
Babies of the Night, Hakkibutz Hameuchad, 1992 [Tinokot Layla]
Voyage to the End of the Millennium: Libretto, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2005 [Masa El Tom Ha-Elef: Librit Le-Opera Be-Eser Tmunot]
Can Two Walk Together, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2012 [Ha-Yelchu Shnayim Yachdav]

CHILDREN
Tamar and Gaya’s Mouse (children-pictue bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2005 [Ha-Achbar Shel Tamar Ve-Gaya]
Ofri's Beloved Pet (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2007 [Chayat Ha-Machmad Shel Ofri]
 
PERFORMED PLAYS
May - Evening, Night and Dawn; A Night in May [Bimot, 1969; Haifa, 1981]
Last Treatments [Haifa, 1973]
Possessions [Haifa, 1986]
Boaz's Days of Awe [Acco Festival, 1986]
Babies of the Night [Haifa, 1992]
Voyage to the End of the Millennium [The Israeli Opera, 2005]
Can Two Walk Together [Cameri & Herzliya Ensemble, 2012]

Books in Translation
Facing the Forests
German: Stuttgart, Deutsche Verlag-Anstalt, 1982; Frankfurt, Fischer Taschenbuch, 1984; Berlin, Volk und Welt, 1984; Munich, Piper, 1992

Early in the Summer of 1970
English: Garden City N.Y., Doubleday, 1977; London, Heinemann, 1980; New York, Berkley Pub., 1981; London, Fontana, 1990
Norwegian: Oslo, Cappelen, 1978
French: Paris, Calmann-Levy, 1980
Dutch: Amstelveen, Amphora, 1981; 2000 
German: Frankfurt, Fischer Taschenbuch, 1984; 1989
Italian: Torino, Einaudi, 2005

Three Days and a Child
English: Garden City N.Y., Doubleday, 1970; London, Peter Owen, 1971
French: Paris, Denoel, 1973; 1994
Dutch: Amstelveen, Amphora Books, 1982
Chinese: Beijing, China Social Science, 1994

The Continuing Silence of a Poet (stories)
Italian: Florence, Giuntina, 1987; Milan, Leonardo, 1994
English: London, Peter Halban, 1988; London: Fontana, 1990 London, New York, Penguin, 1991; Syracuse, N.Y., Syracuse Univ. Press, 1998
Polish: Warsaw, Literatura Na Swiecie, 1992
Estonian: Tallinn, Loomingu Raamatukogu, 1992

Selected Stories
Spanish: Sabadell, Ausa, 1989
Russian: Moscow, Gesharim, 2002
Italian: Torino, Einaudi, 2005 

The Lover
English: Garden City, Doubleday, 1978; London, Heinemann, 1979; New York, Dutton Obelisk, 1985; San Diego, Harcourt Brace, 1993; London, Peter Halban, 2004
French: Paris, Calmann-Levy, 1979; 1994; Gallimard/Folio, 1994
German: Stuttgart, Deutsche Verlags Anstalt, 1980; Munich, Piper, 1994; 2000
Danish: Copenhagen, Gyldendal, 1980
Swedish: Stockholm, Forum, 1980
Arabic: Tel Aviv, 1984
Hungarian: Budapest, Europa, 1987
Italian: Torino, Einaudi, 1990; 2005
Spanish: Buenos Aires, El Cid, 1980; Barcelona, Octaedro, 1992; Barcelona, Duomo, 2013 
Turkish: Istanbul, Gozlem, 1995
Dutch: Amsterdam, Wereldbibliotheek, 1996
Polish: Warsaw, Widawnictwo Cyclady, 2005
Czech: Pribram, Pistorius & Olsanska, 2008

A Late Divorce
French: Paris, Calmann-Levy, 1983
English: London, Harvill Press, 1984; Garden City N.Y., Doubleday, 1984; London, Sphere/Abacus Books, 1985; New York, Dutton, 1985; San Diego, Harcourt Brace, 1993
Danish: Copenhagen, Gyldendal, 1984
Swedish: Stockholm, Forum, 1984
Finnish: Jyvaskyla, Gummerus, 1985
German: Stuttgart, DVA, 1986; Frankfurt, Fischer Taschenbuch, 1988; 1990; 1994; Berlin, Volk und Welt, 1990
Spanish: Madrid, Alfaguara, 1988; Barcelona, Circulo de Lectores, 1991
Hungarian: Budapest, Europa, 1994
Romanian: Bucharest, Fundaţiei culturale române, 1997
Italian: Torini, Einaudi, 1996; 2005

Five Seasons (Molcho)
French: Paris, Calmann-Levy, 1990; Paris, Gallimard, 1993
English: New York, Doubleday, 1989; New York, Harvest, 2004 New York, Dutton Obelisk, 1989; London, Collins, 1989 Harmondsworth, Penguin Books, 1990; London, Fontana, 1990 German: Munich, Piper, 1989
Swedish: Stockholm, Forum, 1990
Danish: Copenhagen, Gyldendal, 1989
Dutch: Amsterdam, Wereldbibliotheek, 1991
Portuguese: Rio de Janeiro, Imago, 1990
Italian: Torino, Einaudi, 1993; 2007
Estonian: Tartu, Ilmamaa, 1995
Hungarian: Budapest, Mult es Jovo, 2007
Russian: Moscow, Text, 2007
Czech: Pribram, Pistorius & Olsanska, 2012

Mr. Mani
English: New York, Doubleday, 1992; London, Collins, 1992; London, Peter Halban, 1993; San Diego, Harvest/HBJ, 1993; London, Phoenix/Orion Books, 1994 French: Paris, Calmann-Levy, 1992; Paris Gallimard, 1995
Norwegian: Oslo, Gyldendal, 1992
Portuguese: Rio de Janeiro, Imago, 1992
German: Munich, Piper, 1993
Dutch: Amsterdam, Wereldbibliotheek, 1993
Russian: Jerusalem, Aliya, 1993
Spanish: Madrid, Anaya & Mario Muchnik, 1994; Barcelona, Duomo, 2015
Italian: Torino, Einaudi, 1994, 2005
Greek: Athens, Kastaniotis, 1998
Hungarian: Budapest, Ulpius, 2002
Polish: Warsaw, Wydawnictwo Cyclady, 2008
Czech: Pribram, Pistorius & Olsanaka, 2010
Lithuanian: Vilinius, Sofokilis, 2018


Open Heart [The Return from India]
English: Garden City N.Y., Doubleday, 1995; London, Peter Halban, 1996; San Diego, Harvest/HBJ, 1997
French: Paris, Calmann-Levy, 1995
German: Munich, Piper, 1996
Italian: Torino, Einaudi, 1997; 2005
Dutch: Amsterdam, Wereldbibliotheek, 1998
Portuguese: Sao Paulo, Companhia das Letras, 2001
Polish: Poznan, Zysk i S-ka, 2005

Voyage to the End of the Millenium
French: Paris, Calmann-Levy, 1998; Paris, LFG, 2003
Italian: Torino, Einaudi, 1998; 2008
English: New York, Doubleday, 1999
German: Munich, Piper, 1999
Dutch: Amsterdam, Wereldbibliotheek, 1999
Spanish: Madrid, Siruela, 1999
Portuguese: San Paolo, Companhia Das Letras, 2001
Russian: Jerusalem/Moscow, Gesharim, 2003

Serbian: Belgrade, Narodna Knjiga, 2005
Czech: Pribram, Pistorius & Olšanská, 2013



The Liberated Bride
Italian: Torino, Einaudi, 2002; 2006
German: Munich, Piper, 2003
French: Paris, Calmann-Levy, 2003; Paris, LFG, 2005
English: London, Peter Halban, 2004 

A Woman in Jerusalem [The Mission of the Human Resource Man]
Italian: Torino, Einaudi, 2004; 2005
Dutch: Amsterdam, Wereldbibliotheek, 2005
Hungarian: Budapest, Mult es Jovo, 2005
French: Paris, Calmann-Levy, 2005; Paris, LFG, 2007
English: New York, Harcourt, 2006
Greek: Athens, Kastaniotis, 2006
Romanian: Bucharest, Polirom, 2011

Spanish: Barcelona, Anagrama, 2013

Lithuanian: Vilinius, Sofokilis, 2016

Friendly Fire
English: Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 2008
French: Paris, Calmann-Levy, 2008; pback: Paris, Livre de Poche, 2010
Italian: Torino, Einaudi, 2008
Portuguese: San Paolo, Companhia das Letras, 2010
Swedish: Uppsala, Brombergs, 2012
Greek: Athens, Kastaniotis, 2013

Between Right and Right (essays)
English: Garden City N.Y., Doubleday, 1981
DutchAmstelveen, Amphora Books,1983
German: St. Ingbert, Roehrig, 1986
Italian: Florence, Giuntina, 1991

For Normality (essays)
French: Paris, Liana Levi, 1992
Italian: Florence, Giuntina, 2004

Israel (essay)
English: London, Collins, 1988; New York, Harper & Row, 1988; Jerusalem, Steimatzky/Collins Harvill, 1988
French: Paris, Calmann-Levy, 2005; Paris, LFG, 2007

The Terrible Power of a Minor Guilt (essays)
English: New York, Syracuse Univ. Press, 2000
Italian: Torino, Einaudi, 2000
French: Paris, Ed de l'Eclat, 2004

Essays
Dutch: Amsterdam, Wereldbibliotheek, 2006

Last Tendings (play)
German: Munich, Stueckgut Teaterverlag, 1984

Possessions (play)
English: Portsmouth, Heinemann, 1993
German: Munich, Stueckgut Theater, 1986

A Night in May (play)
Spanish: Jerusalem, Org. Sion. Mund. Dept. de Educ, 1971
English: Tel Aviv, Institute for the Translation of Hebrew Literature, 1974
German: Munich, Stueckgut Theaterverlag, 1983
Italian: Torino, Einaudi, 2005

Ofri's Beloved Pet  & Tamar and Gaya's Mouse (children)
Italian: Torino, Mondadori, 2005

The Retrospective[Spanish Charity]
Italian:  Torino, Einaudi, 2011
French: Grasset/Calmann-Levy, 2012; Gallimard/Folio, 2013
English: London, Halban, 2013; Boston/New York, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013; Boston, Mariner Books/ Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014
German: Berlin, Suhrkamp, 2013
Dutch: Amsterdam, Wereldbibliotheek, 2015

Greek: Athens, Polis, 2014

The Story of Crime & Punishment(children)

Italian: Roma, La Biblioteca di Repubblica-L'Espresso/ Torino, Scuola Holden, 2011

Spanish: Barcelona, Anagrama, 2013

English: London, Pushkin Children's Books, 2014; Rearsby, Whole Story Audio Books, 2015 (audio book)

Turkish: Istanbul, Domingo Yayınevi, 2014

Bulgarian: Sofia, Ciela, 2014
Greek: Athens, Patakis, 2015

Hungarian: Budapest, Kolibri, 2016 


Can Two Walk Together? (play)
Italian: Torino, Einaudi, 2013

The Extra
English: London, Halban, 2016; Boston, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016
Italian: Torino, Einaudi, 2015
French: Paris, Bernard Grasset, 2016

Spanish: Barcelona Duomo, 2017

Dutch: Amsterdam, Wereldbibliotheek, 2017








































































































Abraham B. Yehoshua

Books Published in Hebrew

Books in Translation

NEWS
"An original, extraordinary book" The Brenner prize committee
Congratulations to Noga Albalach, winner of the 2018 Brenner prize for her book "The Old Man (Farewell)".
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Residencies in Vienna and Salzburg
In co-operation with KulturKontakt Austria, the Austrian Federal Chancellery offers 50 residencies in Vienna and Salzburg for the year 2019. Applications can be submitted for literature, literature for children and young adults and literary translations. Please note the deadline of September 30th, 2018.
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Call for applications English speakers: Stay culture in Paris (deadline: June 12th, 2018)
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Congratulations to Sami Berdugo and Shoham Smith, recipients of the 2018 Bialik Prize, one of the most prestigious literary prizes in Israel!

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The Ministry of Culture and Sport announced the names of the winners of the Arik Einstein Veterans Artists Prize.
A prize of 50,000 NIS was given to each of the 21 artists who worked and are still working to promote Israeli culture in various fields -Music, dance, theater, plastic arts, cinema and literature. In the literature category the winners were Ronny Someck, Jacob Buchan and Shlomit Cohen-Assif. Also, Anat Masiach is among the recipient of the prize for debut literary works. Congratulations!
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The fourth German-Hebrew/Hebrew-German translation workshop November 4th to 10th, 2018 Beit Ben-Yehuda, Jerusalem
After workshops in Berlin, Jerusalem and Straelen, the workshop will return to Jerusalem this spring. This workshop will focus on the participants translations. These are unfinished translations that have not yet been published. These will be sent to all participants. The workshop is open to 10 participants and is intended for literary translators with experience and publications. Workshop facilitators: Anne Birkenhauer and Gadi Goldberg Prerequisites: At least one published translation Duration: November 4th 2018 until November 10th, 2018 Location: Beit Ben-Yehuda, 28 Ein Gedi St., 93383 Jerusalem Participation fee: Participation (Accommodation and meals) is free of charge. Travel / flight expenses will be refunded. For more details and for the documents required for submitting application: Anne Birkenhauer, birkenhauer@013.net and Gadi Goldberg, gadi.goldberg@gmail.com
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Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's "Waking Lions" is one of the 100 notable books of 2017 of the "New York Times".

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