Amos Oz wins Prince of Asturias Award for Letters

"I believe imagining the other can be an antidote to fanaticism."

Regarded by critics as one of the main authors of contemporary Hebrew fiction, his work has been translated into over thirty languages. His novels and essays delve into the tensions suffered by both the Israeli and Palestinian societies. He was one of the founders of the Peace Now pacifist movement, established in 1978 by officers and soldiers of the Israeli army reserve.

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