Abraham B. Yehoshua was an Israeli novelist, essayist, and playwright, published as A. B. Yehoshua who was born on December 9, 1936, in Jerusalem.
The New York Times called him the “Israeli Faulkner”.
From 1954 to 1957, Yehoshua served as a paratrooper in the Israeli army. He attended Gymnasia Rehavia municipal high school in Jerusalem.
He began teaching after studying literature and philosophy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He lived in Jerusalem’s Neve Sha’anan neighborhood.
Yehoshua lived and taught in Paris and served as the General Secretary of the World Union of Jewish Students from 1963 to 1967.
He taught Comparative and Hebrew Literature at the University of Haifa from 1972, where he held the rank of Full Professor.
Yehoshua was a writer-in-residence at St Cross College, Oxford in 1975. He has also been a visiting professor at Harvard (1977), the University of Chicago (1988, 1997, 2000), and Princeton (1992).
A. B. Yehoshua Cause Of Death
He died of cancer on June 14, 2022, in Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel.
A. B. Yehoshua Age
He was 85 years at the time of death.
A. B. Yehoshua Family
Below are details of Yehoshua’s family; parents, siblings, wife, and children.
A. B. Yehoshua Parents, Siblings
Yehoshua was born to a fifth-generation Jerusalem family of Sephardi origin. His father, Yaakov Yehoshua, was a scholar and author specializing in the history of Jerusalem.
His mother, Malka Rosilio, immigrated from the French Protectorate in Morocco, France, in 1932. He grew up in Jerusalem’s Kerem Avraham neighborhood.
Ne details about his siblings.
A. B. Yehoshua Wife, Children
Yehoshua was married to Rivka, a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst, until her death in 2016.
Yeboah is survived by a daughter, two sons, and six grandchildren.
A. B. Yehoshua Net Worth
Yehoshua has an estimated net worth of $3 million at the time of death in 2022.
A. B. Yehoshua Funeral
His funeral will be held very soon; the date, time, and venue are not yet out.