Amos Oz (Israel, 1939-2018) is regarded worldwide as one of the greatest contemporary writers and considered a candidate for the Nobel Prize. He made his debut in 1965 aged 22 with the collection of short stories Where the Jackals Howl. It was followed by a massive oeuvre, translated into 37 languages. His novels include My Michael, A Perfect Peace, Black Box, To Know a Woman, Fima, Don't Call it Night and The Same Sea. In 2002 his autobiographical novel A Tale of Love and Darkness appeared, which became a worldwide bestseller. In 2007 the fairy tale Suddenly in the Depth of the Forest and the novel Rhyming Life and Death appeared. It was followed by the collection of short stories Scenes from Village Life. His most recent book is the kibbutz situated Between Friends. Amos Oz has received countless international awards, including the Prix Fémina, the Israel Prize, the Friedespreis des Deutschen Buchhandels, the Prix France Culture and the Goethe Prize. Mr Oz lived in Arad and taught literature at Ben Gurion University in Beersheva.
He died in december 2018.
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Amos Oz, Israel's leading writer, is often mentioned as a likely candidate for the Nobel Prize for literature. In 1998 he won the Israel Prize for literature and the prestigious Goethe Prize, a triennial award for excellence in literature. His book My Michael is one of the one hundred best sold books in the 20th century and A Story of Love and Darkness was an international sensation. In January 2013 his latest book, Among Friends appears, a magnificent portrayal of the members of a kibbutz community, who, in spite of their collectivist society are a bunch of lonely individuals, left to their own devices. He talks about his work with Michel Krielaars, editor of NRC Handelsblad's book pages. In English.
Interview with the famous Israeli writer for the VPRO radio programme De Avonden Live. Visitors are allowed to peek freely and listen in. In English.
Amos Oz, one of Israel's greatest writers, situates his new novel Between Friends in a kibbutz, the dream of the collective. In his book Tikkop Adriaan van Dis looks back on the ideals of the ANC, which fought for a better society in South Africa. A conversation between two inspired writers on the ideals of of yesterday, hosted by Bas Heijne. In English.