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The passing of Amos Oz

The passing of Amos Oz

On behalf of the Booker Prize Foundation, we were all saddened to hear the news that Israeli Author and Peace Advocate Amos Oz has died aged 79.

Oz was shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize for Judas in 2017 and a finalist in 2007 Prize. He was the internationally acclaimed author of many novels and essay collections, translated into over 40 languages, including his brilliant semi-autobiographical work that has been adapted into a film, A Tale of Love and Darkness.

He has received several other international awards, including the Prix Femina, the Israel Prize, the Goethe Prize, the Frankfurt Peace Prize and the 2013 Franz Kafka Prize. He lives in Israel and is considered a towering figure in world literature.

You can read a short Q&A interview from 2017 with Amos and his translator Nicholas de Lange here