AB Yehoshua is a leading Israeli author and social and cultural commentator. The recipient of many prizes, including The National Jewish Book Award, he was shortlisted for the first ever International Man Booker. Pushkin Children\'s Books has recently published his critically acclaimed retelling of Dostoyevsky’s classic The Story of Crime and Punishment.
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.
Sponsored by Dr Naim Dangoor CBE an...
AB Yehoshua: Lunchtime Lecture
AB Yehoshua, one of Israel’s foremost writers and public intellectuals, considers how Jewish culture is now reflected through the prism of contemporary Israeli society. What are the cultural consequences of Israel’s recent social and political upheavals?
Sponsored by the Felix Posen foundation
The Great A B: The Extra
AB Yehoshua is as creative, humorous and provocative as ever in The Extra, exploring themes familiar to him of love, family relationships and artistic ambitions, set mainly in an ever-changing Jerusalem. Journalist Oliver Kamm chairs.
In association with the New Israel Fund and Halban Publishers.