How to Cure a Fanatic

How to Cure a Fanatic


‘A hero of mine, a moral as well as literary giant’ Simon Schama

Amos Oz, the internationally acclaimed author of A Tale of Love and Darkness and Judas, grew up in war-torn Jerusalem, where as a boy he witnessed first-hand the poisonous consequences of fanaticism.

In How To Cure a Fanatic Amos Oz analyses the historical roots of violence and confronts truths about the extremism nurtured throughout society. By bringing us face to face with fanaticism he suggests ways in which we can all respond.

From the author of A Tale of Love and Darkness and Man Booker International Prize shortlisted Judas.

‘He was the conscience of Israel’ Roger Cohen, New York Times


  • A short, clear-sighted and unsentimental masterpiece about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
    Mark Damazer, New Statesman

About the author

Amos Oz

Born in Jerusalem in 1939, Amos Oz was the internationally acclaimed author of many novels and essay collections, translated into over forty languages, including his brilliant semi-autobiographical work, A Tale of Love and Darkness. His last novel, Judas, was shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2017 and won the Yasnaya Polyana Foreign Fiction Award. He received several international awards, including the Prix Femina, the Israel Prize, the Goethe Prize, the Frankfurt Peace Prize and the 2013 Franz Kafka Prize. He died in December 2018.
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