November 12
4:00 Popietė su Amos Oz (Israel) (video conference)
Amos Oz in conversation with Donatas Puslys and Mindaugas Kvietkauskas.
LNDT Big Hall
Free admission

Amos Oz is possibly the most famous Israeli writer whose books are appreciated by the general public and the literary community alike. He has recently been considered to be one of the most serious contenders for the Nobel Prize for Literature. Among many other prestigious awards around the globe, he has won the Israel Prize, the Goethe Prize, and the Prince of Asturias Award for Literature.

Oz studied at the Hebrew and Oxford Universities and undertook his military service at the Israel Defence Forces. He subsequently suffered three attacks during the Six Day War in 1967, later joining the Israeli Palestinian peace movement, “Peace Now”. He has said that the Jewish people comprehended their identity through literature: “Texts make us a people”, he said in an interview.

Oz has published 38 books to date. They have been translated into 42 languages, including Lithuanian. In 2008 Oz’s novel “My Michael” was published by Alma Littera and in 2013 “A Tale of Love and Darkness” was published by Mintis (translated from Hebrew by Kristina Gudelytė). The novel depicts several generations of Oz’s family life in Lithuania, Ukraine and later on in newly founded Israel. Vilnius appears many times in the novel as this is where Oz’s grandparents lived and his father studied at Vilnius University.

 

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