A. B. Yehoshua Biography
Birthday: December 19, 1936 (Sagittarius)
Born In: Jerusalem
Counted among the most widely read authors in Israel, Abraham B. Yehoshua, is the man who wrote novels like ‘Mr. Mani’ and ‘Journey to the End of the Millennium’—works which are deeply rooted in Jewish culture and Israeli way of life. A highly skilled writer who combines elements of history, politics, and literature to produce works that the readers across the world connect with, he is truly one of the greatest writers to have been born in Israel. He is most famous for his narrative style that captures the readers’ imagination with its easy flow and imagery. His style of writing, marked by a certain innocence and simplicity, forces his readers to explore human life and emotions, and search for deeper meanings in the mundane activities of everyday life. Since most of his works have several protagonists, the narratives are often overlapping and inconclusive, leaving the readers to think and reach their own conclusions. He is passionately in love with his country and Jewish heritage, and his patriotism is reflected in his writings. Deeply troubled by the rampant corruption and political unrest in Israel, he often writes about his disillusionment with government officials. He is well known not only in his home country but also across the world and his works have been translated into 28 languages.