March 14, 2017
Where My Stories Come From
Amos Oz is an Israeli writer, novelist and intellectual. Amos Oz has written more than 30 works to date – novels, novellas, short stories and essays, as well as children’s books. His books have been translated into 46 languages and have been awarded many important prizes, including the Israel Prize, the Goethe Prize (Germany) and the Prince of Asturias Award (Spain). He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2009. Oz is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Hebrew Literature at Ben Gurion University (BGU) and the incumbent of the S.Y. Agnon Chair in Hebrew Literature established by the German Associates at BGU. His autobiographical A Tale of Love and Darkness, originally published in Hebrew in 2002, sold more than a million and a half copies worldwide and was translated into 31 languages. His most recent books are the historical study Jews and Words (2012, with his daughter Fania Oz-Salzberger) and the novel Judas (2014).