SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE 2017 Amos Oz's first major novel in a decade - since A Tale of Love and Darkness, which sold over 2 million copies worldwide Shmuel - a young, idealistic student - has abandoned his studies in Jerusalem, taking a live-in job as a companion to a cantankerous old man. But Shmuel quickly becomes obsessed with the taciturn Atalia, a woman of enchanting beauty, who also lives in the house. As the household's tangled, tragic past becomes apparent, so too does story behind the birth of the state of Israel. Journeying back into the deep past, Judasis a love story like no other by a master storyteller at the height of his powers.
long listed 2017 Man Booker
"A masterpiece: command of the word, mastery of construct, the ability to stimulate all the senses of the reader." La Reppublica "Judas is a rich and thrilling novel, one of the most interesting books published this year." Haaretz "Amos Oz belongs to the great authors of world literature" Suddeutsche Zeitung "Judas is deeply humane, touching and loving. Incredible literature" TROUW "Once again, Amos Oz has given us an absolute, necessary masterpiece" Alberto Manguel
Born in Jerusalem in 1939, Amos Oz is 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. He has 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 lives in Israel and is considered a towering figure in world literature.