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Yehoshua Kenaz

Yehoshua Kenaz, one of Israel's leading novelists, was born in Petah Tikva, Israel, in 1937. He studied philosophy and Romance languages at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and French literature at the Sorbonne. Kenaz has worked on the editorial staff of the daily Haaretz and is a translator of French classics into Hebrew.  All his books are outstanding bestsellers in Israel and several of his novels and stories have been adapted to films. In 2007, his novel Infiltration was nominated one of the ten most important books since the creation of the State of Israel. A film based on the book was released to critical acclaim at the Jerusalem Film Festival 2010. Kenaz has been awarded the Alterman Prize (1991), the Neuman Prize (1992), the Agnon Prize (1993), the ACUM Prize (1994) and the Bialik Prize (1997). In 2014 he received an Honorary Doctorate from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Yehoshua Kenaz

Books in Translation

English: New York, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1987
German: Frankfurt, Suhrkamp, 1998
Chinese: Nanchang, Baihuazhou, 2000
Italian: Florence, Giuntina, 2005
French: Arles, Actes Sud, 2006
Arabic: Haifa, Kul-Shee, 2007
English: Vermont, Steerforth, 1995
French: Arles, Actes Sud, 1995
Italian: Venice, Marsilio, 1998; Florence, Giuntina, 2010
Estonian: Tallinn, Loomingu Raamatokogu, 2008
English: South Royalton, Steerforth, 2003
French: Paris, Stock, 2003; pback: Paris, Ed. 10/18, 2006
Italian: Florence, Giuntina, 2013
French: Paris, Gallimard, 1994
German: Frankfurt, Suhrkamp, 1994
Italian: Milan, Anabasi, 1994; Florence, Giuntina, 2006
English: Vermont, Steerforth, 1994
Chinese: Guangzhou, Flower City, 1998
Dutch: Amsterdam, Arena, 1999
Spanish: Buenos Aires, Leviatan, 2013
English: Vermont, Steerforth, 2001
Italian: Milan, Mondadori, 1999; Florence, Giuntina, 2010
German: Munich, Luchterhand, 2000; pback: Munich, btb, 2002
Dutch: Amsterdam, Arena, 2001
French: Paris, Stock, 2004
Malayalam: Kottayam, DC Books, 2007
Chinese: Shanghai, Shanghai Translation, 2011
German: Munich, Luchterhand, 2003
French: Arles, Actes Sud, 2003

They Burn Fuse Boxes (1 novella)
Italian: Rome, Nottetempo, 2007
Estonian: Tallinn, Loomingu Raamatukogu, 2007

Landscape with Three Trees (1 novella)
Italian: Rome, Nottetempo, 2009 
Musical Moment & Landscape with Three Trees (2 novellas)
Estonian: Tallinn, Loomingu Raamatukogu, 2008

French: Arles, Actes Sud, 2010
Italian: Florence, Giuntina, 2011
German: Munich, Luchterhand, 2011
Italian: Florence, Giuntina, 2017