'Beautiful and evocative' Daily Telegraph
Born in Jerusalem in 1939, Amos Oz is the internationally acclaimed author of numerous novels and essay collections that have been translated into thirty languages. He has received several international awards, including the Prix Femina, the Israel Prize and the Frankfurt Peace Prize. He lectures in literature at the Ben Gurion University of the Negev, and he was Weidenfeld visiting Professor at St Anne's College, Oxford, in 1998. Amos Oz is married with two daughters and a son, and lives in Arad, in Israel.
"An outstandingly rich book... a pleasure to read" * Times Literary
"A mixture of fantasy, history, grimness and humour... often beautiful" * Glasgow Herald *
"A lavishly gifted writer'" * New York Times *