Gabriel Josipovici was born in Nice in 1940 of Russo-Italian, Romano-Levantine
parents. He lived in Egypt from 1945 to 1956, when he came to England.
After graduating from Oxford University, he joined the faculty of
the newly-formed University of Sussex as a lecturer, retiring as Professor
of English in 1998 to devote himself to his writing. He has published
fifteen novels, three volumes of short stories and six books of criticism;
his plays have been performed on stage and on radio. His most recent
books are A Life (2001), a memoir of his mother, the translator
Sacha Rabinovitch; two works of fiction,
Goldberg: Variations (2002), just published in America, and
Everything Passes (2006); and a
volume of essays, The Singer on the Shore (2006). He is a Fellow
of the Royal Society of Literature.