Internationally acclaimed writer, novelist, and journalist Amos Oz will speak about Israel Through Its Literature at Memorial Chapel on Thursday, November 3rd at 8 P.M.
Amoz Oz has published numerous prestigious works of fiction and nonfiction since his first story collection, Where the Jackals Howl, was published in 1965. A professor at Ben Gurion University of the Negev, he has devoted much of his life to writing, teaching, and actively campaigning for the Israeli Peace Movement. Among his publications are My Michael, Black Box, Don’t Call It Night, The Same Sea, A Tale of Love and Darkness, and most recently, Scenes from Village Life. Professor Oz has received many accolades for his work over the years, including the Prix Femina (1998), the German Friedenspreis (1992), the Israel Prize for Literature (1998), the Goethe Prize (2005), the Primo Levi Prize (2008), and the Heinrich Heine Prize (2008).
The lecture is sponsored by the Rosenberg Family Fund for Jewish Student Life, Writing at Wesleyan, the Annie Sonnenblick Fund, Jewish and Israel Studies, the Samuel and Dorothy Frankel Memorial Lecture Fund, the Wesleyan Jewish Community, the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, and the College of Letters.