Amos Oz, the well-known Israeli author, died on FridayDecember 28, at the age of 79. According to the Israeli press, he was kidnapped by one cancer galloping. Writer Amos Oz was one of the most important essayists in his country, and his writings have been translated into over 40 languages.
Oz was born in Jerusalem in 1939 from parents from Poland and Lithuania, and at the age of 15 he settled in Hulda kibbutz. Amos Oz's father was multilingual and knew to read in 16 languages and his mother at least four languages. Strangely, the Hebrew was not among them, and in their house they spoke in Russian or Polish, banning Amos, when he was a child, learning to speak in Hebrew.
Amos Oz, the Israeli author, died
He graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and in 1967 he fought in the Day War, while in 1973 he participated in the Yom Kippur War. He published fiction books: "My husband, Michael" (1968; Humanitas Fiction, 2013), "To the Death" (1971), "Touch the wind, Touch the wind" Fiction, 2012), "Sumki" (1978, Humanitas Fiction, 2014 ), "Perfect Rest" (1982, Humanitas Fiction, 2011), "The Black Box" 1989), "Fima" (1991), "Not Pronounce: Night" (1994, Humanitas Fiction, 2010), "Panthera underground" ( 2005, Humanitas, 2010), "Campus Life Scenes2 (2002; Humanitas Fiction, 2009; Humanitas Fiction, 2011)," Friends2 (2012, Humanitas Fiction, 2014 ), "Judas" (2014).
He has been nominated several times for the Nobel Prize for Literature and has received more than 30 awards, for example: The Peace Prize of the German Publishers (1992), the Goethe Prize (2005), the Grinzane Cavour Prize (2007), the Asturias Prize for Literature ( 2007), the Heinrich Heine Prize (2008), the Franz Kafka Prize (2013). He was married to Nily in 1960, with whom he had three children.