Born in 1939, Amos Oz is one of Israel's best known writers. Much celebrated as a novelist, he's published many works of both fiction and non-fiction.
Outspoken about politics, he's been a supporter of a two-state solution for many years, and is active with the organization Peace Now.
Oz's newest book is "Scenes from Village Life," a novel comprised of related stories.
While the themes of land, ownership and inheritance arise in the novel, Oz told us he did not intend to address political issues in this book.
"I didn't write the book about Israelis and Palestinians," says Oz. "When I want to make a statement about Israelis and Palestinians, I write an angry article, usually telling my government to go to hell."
Amos Oz spoke with Marco Werman in The World's Boston studio.