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Amos Oz

Israeli Writer, Novelist & Journalist; Vocal Proponent of the Two-State Solution

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 Amos Oz Biography

Amos Oz, original name Amos Klausner (born May 4, 1939, Jerusalem), Israeli novelist, short-story writer, and essayist in whose works Israeli society is unapologetically scrutinized.

Oz was educated at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and at the University of Oxford. He served in the Israeli army (1957–60, 1967, and 1973). After the Six-Day War in 1967, he became active in the Israeli peace movement and with organizations that advocated a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In addition to writing, he worked as a part-time schoolteacher and labourer.

Oz’s symbolic, poetic novels reflect the splits and strains in Israeli culture. Locked in conflict are the traditions of intellect and the demands of the flesh, reality and fantasy, rural Zionism and the longing for European urbanity, and the values of the founding settlers and the perceptions of their skeptical offspring. Oz felt himself unable to share the optimistic outlook and ideological certainties of Israel’s founding generation, and his writings present an ironic view of life in Israel.

His works of fiction include Artsot ha-tan (1965; Where the Jackals Howl, and Other Stories), Mikhaʾel sheli (1968; My Michael), La-gaʿat ba-mayim, la-gaʿat ba-ruaḥ (1973; Touch the Water, Touch the Wind), Kufsah sheḥora (1987; Black Box), and Matsav ha-shelishi (1991; The Third State). Oto ha-yam (1999; The Same Sea) is a novel in verse. The memoir Sipur ʿal ahavah ve-ḥoshekh (2002; A Tale of Love and Darkness) drew wide critical acclaim. Temunot me-hạye ha-kefar (2009; Scenes from Village Life) and Ben hạverim (2012; Between Friends) were, respectively, a novel set in an Israeli village and a collection of short stories set on a kibbutz. Ha-Beśorah ʿal-pi Yehudah (2014; “The Gospel According to Judas”) investigates the nature of betrayal by weaving a contemporary dialogue about Israel with an alternate history of Judas Iscariot and his motivations. The novel received the German Internationaler Literaturpreis (International Literature Prize) in 2015.

Oz was among the editors of Siaḥ loḥamim (1968; The Seventh Day), a collection of soldiers’ reflections on the Six-Day War. His political essays are collected in such volumes as Be-or ha-tekhelet ha-ʿazah (1979; Under This Blazing Light) and Be-ʿetsem yesh kan shete milḥamot (2002; “But These Are Two Different Wars”). How to Cure a Fanatic (2006) is an English-language collection of two essays by Oz and an interview with him. With historian Fania Oz-Sulzberger (his daughter) he wrote Jews and Words (2012), a collection of meditations on, and analyses of, various Jewish texts.

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Amos Oz

Israeli Writer, Novelist & Journalist; Vocal Proponent of the Two-State Solution

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Amos Oz Biography

Amos Oz, original name Amos Klausner (born May 4, 1939, Jerusalem), Israeli novelist, short-story writer, and essayist in whose works Israeli society is unapologetically scrutinized.

Oz was educated at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and at the University of Oxford. He served in the Israeli army (1957–60, 1967, and 1973). After the Six-Day War in 1967, he became active in the Israeli peace movement and with organizations that advocated a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In addition to writing, he worked as a part-time schoolteacher and labourer.

Oz’s symbolic, poetic novels reflect the splits and strains in Israeli culture. Locked in conflict are the traditions of intellect and the demands of the flesh, reality and fantasy, rural Zionism and the longing for European urbanity, and the values of the founding settlers and the perceptions of their skeptical offspring. Oz felt himself unable to share the optimistic outlook and ideological certainties of Israel’s founding generation, and his writings present an ironic view of life in Israel.

His works of fiction include Artsot ha-tan (1965; Where the Jackals Howl, and Other Stories), Mikhaʾel sheli (1968; My Michael), La-gaʿat ba-mayim, la-gaʿat ba-ruaḥ (1973; Touch the Water, Touch the Wind), Kufsah sheḥora (1987; Black Box), and Matsav ha-shelishi (1991; The Third State). Oto ha-yam (1999; The Same Sea) is a novel in verse. The memoir Sipur ʿal ahavah ve-ḥoshekh (2002; A Tale of Love and Darkness) drew wide critical acclaim. Temunot me-hạye ha-kefar (2009; Scenes from Village Life) and Ben hạverim (2012; Between Friends) were, respectively, a novel set in an Israeli village and a collection of short stories set on a kibbutz. Ha-Beśorah ʿal-pi Yehudah (2014; “The Gospel According to Judas”) investigates the nature of betrayal by weaving a contemporary dialogue about Israel with an alternate history of Judas Iscariot and his motivations. The novel received the German Internationaler Literaturpreis (International Literature Prize) in 2015.

Oz was among the editors of Siaḥ loḥamim (1968; The Seventh Day), a collection of soldiers’ reflections on the Six-Day War. His political essays are collected in such volumes as Be-or ha-tekhelet ha-ʿazah (1979; Under This Blazing Light) and Be-ʿetsem yesh kan shete milḥamot (2002; “But These Are Two Different Wars”). How to Cure a Fanatic (2006) is an English-language collection of two essays by Oz and an interview with him. With historian Fania Oz-Sulzberger (his daughter) he wrote Jews and Words (2012), a collection of meditations on, and analyses of, various Jewish texts.

Amos Oz Videos

  • An Evening with Amos Oz
  • Amos Oz, "Israel: Between Love and Darkness"
  • Israel: Peace, War and Storytelling. Amos Oz

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  • How to book Amos Oz?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Amos Oz for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Amos Oz, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Amos Oz or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Amos Oz?

    Booking fees for Amos Oz, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Amos Oz, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Amos Oz?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Amos Oz for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Amos Oz for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Amos Oz or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Amos Oz or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Amos Oz is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Amos Oz for your event is available upon request. Amos Oz generally travels from Israel and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Laura Snyder, David Grossman, Ron Wolfson, Daniel Ayalon and Sayed Kashua. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Amos Oz for an upcoming event.

Amos Oz Speaker Videos

  • An Evening with Amos Oz
    Amos Oz, "Israel: Between Love and Darkness"
  • Israel: Peace, War and Storytelling. Amos Oz
    From the Poetry Center Archive: Amos Oz

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