Israel's most distinguished literary figure and a founding member of Israel's Peace Now movement, Amos Oz established his reputation with his first book, 'Where the Jackals Howl.' Many of his subsequent novels have been critically acclaimed best-sellers in Israel and around the world including his best known work, 'My Michael,' and 'Black Box.' Oz is the author of 11 novels, three volumes of nonfiction, and a children's book. He continues to devote his time to writing, teaching, and actively campaigning for the Israeli peace movement.
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