Tzipi Hotovely
Shulamit Aloni
Sherwood Anderson
Marwan Barghouti
Natalie Portman
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Amos Oz

Knowledge Identifier: +Amos_Oz


Amos Oz

Israeli writer, novelist, journalist and intellectual add

Category: Literature

Born in 1939.

Countries: Israel (27%), US (27%), United States (20%)

Main connections: Tzipi Hotovely, Meretz, Shulamit Aloni

Linked to: Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Charles University in Prague, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israeli Labor Party




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Amos Oz was born in 1939 add something


Oz credits a 1959 translation of American writer Sherwood Anderson's short story collection "Winesburg, Ohio" with his decision to write about what was around me add something


He graduated in 1963 and began work as a teacher of literature and philosophy add something


His first book "Where the Jackals Howl", a collection of short stories, was published in 1965 add something


His first novel "Elsewhere, Perhaps" was published in 1966 add something


In 1978, he was one of the founders of Peace Now add something


By the 1980s he was given four days for writing, two for teaching, while continuing to take his turn as a waiter in the kibbutz dining hall on Saturdays add something


The family continued to live at kibbutz Hulda until 1986, when they moved to Arad in the Negev for the sake of their son Daniel's asthma add something


In the 1990s, Oz withdrew his support from Labor and went further left to the Meretz Party, where he had close connections with the leader, Shulamit Aloni add something


In the elections to the sixteenth Knesset that took place in 2003, Oz appeared in the Meretz television campaign, calling upon the public to vote for Meretz add something


"The New Yorker", November 8, 2004 add something


Oz was a supporter of the Second Lebanon War in 2006 add something


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 add something


Nicholas de Lange - In November 2007, he received the Risa Domb/Porjes Prize for Translation from the Hebrew for his translation of "A Tale of Love and Darkness" by Amos Oz.


In 2008 he was number 72 on the Foreign Policy/Prospect list of 100 top public intellectuals add something


In a "New York Times" editorial in June 2010, he wrote: Hamas is not just a terrorist organization add something


In March 2011, Oz sent imprisoned former Tanzim leader Marwan Barghouti a copy of his book "A Tale of Love and Darkness" in Arabic translation with his personal dedication in Hebrew: This story is our story, I hope you read it and understand us as we understand you, hoping to see you outside and in peace, yours, Amos Oz. The gesture was criticized by members of rightist political parties, among them Likud MK Tzipi Hotovely add something


Tzipi Hotovely - In March 2011, she wrote that Israeli author Amos Oz was naive, after he sent a Hamas leader a copy of his auto-biography, writing that Oz would lack even the instinct to distinguish between Mordechai and Haman


Natalie Portman - In July 2013, Portman announced she had chosen an adaptation of Israeli author Amos Oz's autobiographical novel "A Tale of Love and Darkness" as her directorial debut


Additionally, the story "Esperanto" from the collection "Between Friends" was translated into Esperanto in 2015 add something


Oz died of cancer on 28 December 2018 in Tel Aviv, aged 79 add something