Best known as a novelist and playwright, A.B. Yehoshua is among the most widely recognized and celebrated Israeli authors. Described by The New York Times as "a kind of Israeli Faulkner," Yehoshua is the author of numerous novels, including The Lover, Late Divorce, Mr. Mani, The Liberated Bride, and his most recent novel, Friendly Fire. He discusses his life as a writer and thoughts on Israel with Leon Wieseltier, literary editor of The New Republic magazine.
Leon Wieseltier is literary editor of The New Republic, a post he's held since 1983. He is the author of Kaddish, among other books. His essays on political, literary, and religious subjects have appeared in many publications. He was educated at Columbia College, Balliol College, Oxford, and Harvard University, where he was a member of the Society of Fellows. His small acting career has included a part on "The Sopranos."
A.B. Yehoshua is one of the most celebrated writers in the world today. He is the author of numerous novels, short stories, and essays. His books include The Lover, Late Divorce, Mr. Mani, The Liberated Bride, and his most recent novel, Friendly Fire. His books have been translated and published in over 28 countries, and have also been adapted for films, plays, and operas. Yehoshua has won the Israel Prize and the Los Angeles Book Prize.