The Lover

Recognition and awards

  • In 1983, A.B. Yehoshua was awarded the Brenner Prize.
  • In 1986, he received the Alterman Prize.
  • In 1989, he was a co-recipient (jointly with Avner Treinin) of the Bialik Prize for literature.[12]
  • In 1995, he was awarded the Israel Prize for Hebrew literature.[13]
  • He has also won the National Jewish Book Award and the Koret Jewish Book Award in the U.S., as well as the Jewish Quarterly-Wingate Literary Prize in the United Kingdom.
  • Yehoshua was shortlisted in 2005 for the first Man Booker International Prize.
  • In 2006, "A Woman in Jerusalem" was awarded the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.
  • In Italy, he has received the Grinzane Cavour Award, the Flaiano Superprize, the Giovanni Boccaccio Prize, and the Viareggio Prize for Lifetime Achievement. In 2003, his novel "The Liberated Bride" won both the Premio Napoli and the Lampedusa Literary Prize. "Friendly Fire" won the Premio Roma in 2008.
  • He has received honorary doctorates from Hebrew Union College (1990), Tel Aviv University (1998), Torino University (1999), Bar-Ilan University (2000), and Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa (2012).
  • In November 2012, Yehoshua received the Prix Médicis étranger for his novel חסד ספרדי (English: The Retrospective; French: Rétrospective).[14]

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