A.B. Yehoshua: Politically Engaged Israeli Writer Who Planted His Nation on the Map of World Literature

From a New York Times obit by Joseph Berger headlined “A.B. Yehoshua, Politically Engaged Israeli Writer, Dies at 85”:

A.B. Yehoshua, the Israeli novelist who, along with other acclaimed storytellers, planted his nation on the map of world literature with human portraits that captured the discordant condition of living in a land fraught with moral and political conundrums, died on Tuesday in Tel Aviv.

Born to a Sephardi family that had lived in Jerusalem for five generations, Mr. Yehoshua came of age as the Jews of Palestine carved an independent state out of territory that had been a British mandate for 25 years and, for four centuries before that, an Ottoman-ruled region.