Yoel Hoffmann is an Israeli Jewish author, editor, scholar, and translator. His first volume of fiction was published when he was 51. His books include The Shunra and the Schmetterling (2004), The Heart is Katmandu (2006), Bernhard (2006), and Curriculum Vitae (2009). He teaches Japanese poetry, Buddhism, and philosophy at the University of Haifa in Israel and lives in Galilee.
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