Yosef Sharon was born in 1952 in Ramat Gan, and spent his childhood in Israel and Cuba. After his military service he spent a year in New York. Sharon began publishing in 1972. He studied general and Jewish philosophy at Tel Aviv University as well as French studied. He was a guest professor at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and conducted poetry and literary criticism workshops at Haifa University and at other academic institutions. In 1994, he founded and edited the magazine Rechov, which focused on literature and art.
Sharon received the Prime Minister's Prize twice (1986; 1997) and the Bernstein Prize (2001).
Books Published in Hebrew
Parole, Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 1978 [Dibur: 1973-1977]
A Period in a City, Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 1985 [Tkufa Ba-Ir: Shirim]
A Slow Story, Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 1994 [Sipur Iti: Shirim 1984-1994]
The Inheritors, Keshev, 1999 [Ha-Yorshim: 1995-1998]
Responsibilities: Poems 1995-2016, Bialik Institute, 2017 [Hitchayvuyot: Shirim 1995-2016]
The Supreme Court Building, Yad Hanadiv, Rothschild Foundation, 1993 [Binyan Beit Ha-Mishpat Ha-Elyon, Yerushalayim]
Saturday Morning [with Simcha Shirman], Gordon Gallery, 2001 [Shabat Ba-Boker]
Books in Translation
The Supreme Court Building
English: Jerusalem, Yad Hanadiv, 1993