A short, clear-sighted and unsentimental masterpiece about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict -- Mark Damazer * New Statesman * This is a book designed to be taken out into the world... Patient, cogent and an exquisite thinker, Oz is a rare blast of sanity and intelligence. Read, learn and take heart * Guardian * A bloodless victory over fanaticism * The Times * Nobody has chronicled modern Israel more faithfully than Amos Oz, and these bleak vignettes of village life in a country riddled with anxiety find him at his unsparing best -- Sally Cousins * Sunday Telegraph * Amos Oz is the voice of sanity coming out of confusion -- Nadine Gordimer
Born in Jerusalem in 1939, Amos Oz is the internationally acclaimed author of many novels and essay collections, translated into over 30 languages, including recently his brilliant semi-autobiographical work, A Tale of Love and Darkness. He has received several international awards, including the Prix Femina, the Israel Prize, the Goethe Prize,the Frankfurt Peace Prize and the 2013 Franz Kafka Prize. He lives in Israel.