Writer Abraham Yehoshua has died

Internationally renowned Israeli author was 85

14 June, 13:46

    (ANSAmed) - TEL AVIV, JUNE 14 - Internationally renowned Israeli writer Abraham Yehoshua, died on Tuesday morning, the Ichilov hospital in Tel Aviv announced. He was 85.

    For decades, Yehoshua was a fervent believer of a negotiated solution to the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, together with two famous Israeli novelists: Amos Oz (who died in December 2018) and David Grossman. Over time, the three authors became key figures of the Zionist left and their opinion was often requested - in Israel and abroad - on current events.

    Yehoshua was a novelist, essayist, and playwright, published as A. B. Yehoshua. The New York Times called him the "Israeli Faulkner". Among his books is Mr Mani, A Journey to the End of the Millennium, In Praise of Normality, The Lover, Friendly Fire, A Late Divorce and The Only Daughter.

    He became a widower in 2016 after a marriage that spanned over five decades. In his last interviews, given when he knew that he was seriously ill, he said he was waiting for death serenely, although he expressed concern for the political and social future of Israel. His funeral will take place on Wednesday afternoon at the cemetery of Ein Carmel, south of Haifa. Yehoshua leaves behind three children and seven grandchildren. (ANSAmed).

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