A.B. Yehoshua was born in 1936 in Jerusalem and today lives in Haifa where he is Professor of Literature at Haifa University. He studied Hebrew literature and philosophy at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He has taught at high-school and university levels, and in Paris while living there from 1963 to 1967. Best known as a novelist and playwright, A.B. Yehoshua is among the most widely internationally recognized Israeli authors and was nominated for the Man Booker International Prize in 2005.