(1937 - )
Yehoshua Kenaz is an Israeli novelist.
Kenaz was born Yehoshua Glass in Petah Tikva during the British Mandate over Palestine. After he was drafted into the Israel Defense Forces, serving int he Intelligence Corps, he changed his last name to Kenaz, after Othniel Ben Kenaz.
Kenaz studied Philosophy
and Romance Languages at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and French literature
at the Sorbonne. A translator of French classics into Hebrew, he has
worked on the editorial staff of the Ha'aretz newspaper.
currently lives in Tel
Aviv, was awarded the 1995 Bialik Prize.
Sources: Copyright The
Institute for the Translation of Hebrew Literature. Reprinted by
kind permission of The
Institute for the Translation of Hebrew Literature, Ramat Gan
Israel. The Institute web site contains biographies of 300 Israeli
authors. Photograph by Uzi Keren.