Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Your Shopping Basket
Total number of items: 0
Sub total: £0.00
Go to Checkout
Our Birmingham Shop
Books We're Talking About
Our Bristol Shop
Animators Survival Kit

Amos Oz wins literary prize despite boycott calls

18th May 2010

Author Amos Oz has scooped a major Italian literary prize in spite of calls for a cultural boycott of Israeli academia by lecturers in the European nation.

The writer picked up the reader's prize at the Turin International Book Fair, beating both Paul Auster and Carlos Fuentes.

According to the judges, Oz's work has become a 'vital instrument of opinion'.

However, last week a number of academics from Turin held a press conference calling for a boycott of all Israeli academic and cultural institutions until the country abides by international law.

Umberto Eco was one of the most vocal spokespersons in a campaign opposing the boycott, reports Haaretz.com.

Writing for L'espresso magazine, Eco claimed: 'I don't remotely agree with the policy of the Israeli government ... but I find the claim that most Israeli academics are actively supportive of their governments to be deceitful.'

Oz has long been a supporter of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Latest Blog
Ben Macintyre Introduces His New Book, SAS: Rogue Heroes
26/09/2016

Ben Macintyre Introduces His New Book, SAS: Rogue Heroes, plus read the Prologue.

A Stinky #FoyesFive!
25/09/2016

Andi celebrates Birmingham Grand Central's First Birthday with her bestselling and rather stinky picture books!

Caz Hildebrand's Top Ten Herbs
20/09/2016

Herbarium author Caz Hildebrand reveals her top ten all-time favourite herbs

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd