2015-10-14 / Mideast

Amos Oz receiving South Korean award

Acclaimed Israeli author Amos Oz is set to receive South Korea’s most prestigious literary award.

Oz, 76, will receive the Park Kyong-ni prize in South Korea, according to Haaretz. While there, Oz is expected to deliver a lecture and give interviews.

He is the author of dozens of books, including the 2002 autobiographical novel “A Tale of Love and Darkness.” Its film adaptation—written, directed by and starring the American- Israeli actress Natalie Portman—was released last month.

The prize jury selected Oz, according to Haaretz, in recognition of his complex portrayal of human nature and relationships. (JTA)

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