Acclaimed Israeli writer Amoz Oz dies at 79 of cancer

A prolific Hebrew novelist and journalist, Amos Oz’s books have been translated into 45 languages, won numerous literary awards and made into films. A member of Israel’s political left wing, his most famous best-selling novels included “The Little Traitor,” “Tsahal” and “My Michael.” In addition to the Israel Prize, he was awarded the Goethe Prize in 2002 for his autobiographic “A Tale of Love and Darkness.” Amoz Oz was born in Jerusalem and spent most of his life at Kibbutz Hulda. He is survived by his wife and three children.

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