Amos Oz

This week, Eleanor Wachtel speaks with one of Israel's most celebrated and outspoken writers, Amos Oz. He has rooted his writing in the troubled history of his homeland. Newsweek writes of him, "Eloquent, humane, even religious in the deepest sense, Oz emerges as a kind of Zionist Orwell: a complex man obsessed with simple decency and determined above all to tell the truth, regardless of whom it offends."

Oz's memoir, A Tale of Love and Darkness, is available in paperback from Harcourt Books. Rhyming Life and Death and Suddenly in the Depths of the Forest are published by Chatto and Windus.

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