Gabriel Josipovici is a British novelist, playwright and critic.
Born in Nice of Russo-Italian, Romano-Levantine parents, Gabriel lived in Egypt until he came to the UK in 1956. He taught at the University of Sussex at Brighton from 1963 until 1998, where he is Research Professor in the Graduate School of Humanities. He was formerly Weidenfeld Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Oxford.
Josipovici has published over a dozen novels, three volumes of short stories and a number of critical books. Carcanet Press have published his work since his novel Contre Jour in 1986. His plays have been performed throughout Britain and on radio in France and Germany, and his work has been translated into the major European languages and Arabic.
In 2007, Gabriel Josipovici gave the University of London Coffin Lecture on Literature, entitled "What ever happened to Modernism?", which was subsequently published by Yale University Press. He is a frequent contributor to the Times Literary Supplement and divides his time between the South Coast and London.