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A Room of One’s Own

Amos Oz & Shira Hadad

Translated by Sondra Silverston

Amos Oz in conversation with Shira Hadad, translated from the Hebrew by Sondra Silverston.

Amos Oz

Amos Oz was born in Jerusalem in 1939. His books include A Tale of Love and Darkness, Judas, Dear Zealots and The Same Sea. He is the recipient of the 1992 Friedenspreis, the 1998 Israel Prize for literature, the 2005 Goethe Prize, the 2007 Prince of Asturias Award and the 2013 Franz Kafka Prize. In 1997, he was appointed Chevalier of the Légion d’honneur.

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Shira Hadad

Shira Hadad completed a PhD on the works of S.Y. Agnon at Columbia University before working for eight years as editor of contemporary Hebrew fiction at Keter Publishing house. She is currently working as an independent editor and writing TV drama series.

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Translated by Sondra Silverston

Sondra Silverston is a native New Yorker who has lived in Israel since 1970. She has translated works by Amos Oz, Etgar Keret and Eshkol Nevo. Her translation of Amos Oz’s Between Friends won the 2013 National Jewish Book Award for fiction.

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