Amos Oz is dead

Amos Oz is dead


norman lebrecht

December 28, 2018

The Israeli novelist and thinker died today of cancer at 79.

Like Philip Roth, he wrote as he breathed. Both have died in the same bitter year, as did Aharon Appelfeld.

Like Philip, too, he never wrote an uninteresting book.

His autobiography, A Tale of Love and Darkness, reads like a psychological thriller.

May his soul rest among the righteous.




  • Ruben Greenberg says:

    A great and important writer, who should have won a Nobel Prize for literature.

  • esfir ross says:

    RIP. But this news not inside classical music.

  • Zelda Macnamara says:

    A great man and a great writer. RIP