Amos Oz

Novelist, Author

1939 –

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Who is Amos Oz?

Amos Oz is an Israeli writer, novelist, journalist and intellectual. He is also a professor of literature at Ben-Gurion University in Beersheba.

Oz's work has been published in 41 languages, including Arabic, in 35 countries. He has received many honours and awards, among them the Legion of Honour of France, the Goethe Prize, the Prince of Asturias Award in Literature, the Heinrich Heine Prize and the Israel Prize. In 2007, a selection from the Chinese translation of A Tale of Love and Darkness was the first work of modern Hebrew literature to appear in an official Chinese textbook.

Since 1967, Oz has been a prominent advocate of a two-state solution to the Israeli–Palestinian conflict.

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Born
May 4, 1939
Jerusalem
Also known as
  • Amos Klausner
  • עמוס עוז
  • Oz
Parents
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Judaism
Ethnicity
  • Jewish people
  • Israelis
Nationality
  • Israel
Profession
Education
  • Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    Hebrew literature
    ( - 1963)
  • Philosophy
  • Gymnasia Rehavia
Lived in
  • Jerusalem

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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