• "Countries need writers as their voices of conscience; few have them. Israel has Oz"

    Washington Post
  • "One of the greatest prose writers in contemporary fiction"

    The Times
  • "Amos Oz is a great writer because he tells stories about real people in a way that no one else can"

    Alan Sillitoe
  • "He has that mixture of lyrical intensity, utter seriousness and capacity for describing life in a few words which characterises some of the best Russian authors"

    Melvyn Bragg
  • "There are times when you are reminded what it means to be in the presence of a genius...with Amos Oz you have to add wisdom and hope too"