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Israeli writer, novelist, journalist and intellectualwd:Q151872
genre: short story, novel
country of citizenship: Israel
native language: Hebrew
language of expression: Hebrew
educated at: Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Gymnasia Rehavia
occupation: writer, linguist, journalist, novelist, translator, essayist, pedagogue, university teacher, children's writer, author, poet
award received: Prize of the International Book Fair in Torino, Bialik Prize, Israel Prize, Siegfried Lenz Prize, Franz Kafka Prize, Stefan Heym international award, Princess of Asturias Literary Prize, Goethe Prize, Prix Femina étranger, Peace Prize of the German Publishers' and Booksellers' Association, Catalonia International Prize, Bernstein Prize, Ze'ev Prize, Grand Cross of the Order of Civil Merit, Knight of the Legion of Honour, Officier des Arts et des Lettres, honorary doctor of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Siegfried Unseld Preis, Dan David Prize, Mount Zion Award, Abraham Geiger Prize, honorary doctor of Tel Aviv University, honorary doctorate of the Weizmann Institute, Brenner Prize, Newman Prize, Heinrich Heine Prize, honorary doctor of the University of Antwerp
influenced by: Sherwood Anderson
Amos Oz (Hebrew: עמוס עוז; born Amos Klausner; 4 May 1939 – 28 December 2018) was an Israeli writer, novelist, journalist, and intellectual. He was also a professor of Hebrew literature at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. From 1967 onwards, Oz was a prominent advocate of a two-state solution to the Israeli–Palestinian conflict.
He was the author of 40 books, including novels, short story collections, children's books, and essays, and his work has been published in 45 languages, more than that of any other Israeli writer. He was the recipient of many honours and awards, among them the Friedenspreis des Deutschen Buchhandels, the Legion of Honour of France, the Israel Prize, the Goethe Prize, the Prince of Asturias Award in Literature, the Heinrich Heine Prize, and the Franz Kafka Prize.
Oz is regarded as one of "Israel's most prolific writers and respected intellectuals", as The New York Times worded it in an obituary.
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