Amos Oz: A Life in Writing
Join us for an evening with acclaimed Israeli novelist, Amos Oz. He will be in conversation with Guardian columnist, Jonathan Freedland.
His new novel, Judas, is set in the still-divided Jerusalem of 1959-60 and tells the story of five characters. Shmuel, a young idealistic student, finds shelter and work in an old house on the outskirts of the city, in which three generations live together. Through the tangled history of the house, the book examines questions about both the founding of the state of Israel and the ongoing Jewish-Arab conflict. Weaving in the story of Judas Iscariot, Oz explores themes of betrayal and treachery in both ancient conflicts and contemporary political history.
Amos Oz was born in Jerusalem in 1939, eight years before the creation of Israel. He is known for his liberal activism and in 1978 he helped to found the grass roots movement Peace Now. His many novels, including A Perfect Peace and Between Friends, have been translated into over 40 languages and his political writing has been published around the world.
Running time: 90 minutes, no interval.
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