Writing the Middle East

January 8, 2006
(was 01.16.2005)

Amos Oz is Israel's leading novelist. He grew up in war-torn Jerusalem and his life has run alongside the history of modern Israel. He says that history has poisoned his life. In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge we'll talk with Amos Oz about life, literature and war.

  1. Pnina Moed Kass on "Real Time"

    Pnina Moed Kass is an American who's lived in Israel for over 35 years. She's written a novel about a suicide bombing and the people whose lived are affected by it.

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  2. Raja Shehadeh on "Strangers in the House"

    Raja Shehadeh is a Palestinian lawyer who's written a memoir called "Strangers in the House: Coming of Age in Occupied Palestine."

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  3. Jonathan Wilson on "A Palestine Affair"

    Jonathan Wilson's novel takes place in 1924 and he explains why many fundamentalist Jews of that period were anti-Zionist.

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  4. Amos Oz on "A Tale of Love and Darkness"

    Israeli novelist Amos Oz tells Steve Paulson that his own life parallels the history of modern Israel and that his parents were intellectual European emigres.

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  5. Khaled Hosseini on "The Kite Runner"

    Khaled Hosseini is the author of the novel "The Kite Runner." He lives in California now, but he was born in Afghanistan and his book is set there before the American invasion.

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