A.B. Yehoshua, The Retrospective
One of the world’s most esteemed writers, A.B. Yehoshua, author of Mr. Mani and Friendly Fire, amongst others, returned to the festival to discuss his latest novel, The Retrospective. This beautiful and meditative novel centres on an Israeli filmmaker who travels to Spain for a retrospective of his work. Whilst there, he sees a painting which triggers a memory and drives him to explore the relationship between life and art, an artist and his muses.
A.B. Yehoshua is one of Israel's pre-eminent writers. His novels, which have been translated into 28 languages, include Mr. Mani, Five Seasons, Journey to the End of the Millennium, The Liberated Bride, and A Woman in Jerusalem. Winner of the 2007 Los Angeles Times Book Prize, Yehoshua has received his nation's most prestigious literary award, the Israel Prize, as well as numerous other major awards worldwide.
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