Amos Oz

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Amos Oz (2004)

Amos Oz (Hebrew: עמוס עוז; born Amos Klausner; May 4, 1939 – December 28, 2018) was an Israeli writer, novelist, journalist and philosopher. He was a professor of literature at Ben-Gurion University in Beersheba.[1] He was born in Jerusalem.

Oz's work has been published in 45 languages in 47 countries. He was honored with a 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. His other best known works were My Michael and A Perfect Peace.

Oz was a supporter of a two-state solution to the Israeli–Palestinian conflict.[2]

Oz died in Tel Aviv on December 28, 2018 from a short-battle with an "aggressive form" of cancer at the age of 79.[2]

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  1. [1] By Robert Tait, Jerusalem, Daily Telegraph
  2. 2.0 2.1 Cain, Sian (2018-12-28). "Israeli novelist Amos Oz dies aged 79". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2018-12-28.