A.B. Yehoshua was born in 1936 in Jerusalem and today lives in Haifa.
He studied Hebrew literature and philosophy at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He has taught at high-school and university levels, and taught in Paris while living there from 1963 to 1967. He is a professor of literature at Haifa University. His novels include A Journey to the End of the Millennium, The Lover and A Woman in Jerusalem.
Best known as a novelist and playwright, A.B. Yehoshua is among the most internationally recognized Israeli authors .