Israeli author Amos Oz wins German award

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25 September 2006, MUNICH - Author Amos Oz was awarded the Corine International Book Award for lifetime achievement Sunday in the southern German city of Munich. The prime minister of the German state of Bavaria, Edmund Stoiber, who presented the award, said: "Amos Oz is a great writer, a fond observer of people and above all a fascinating storyteller." The Israeli author also received the German Booksellers Peace Prize in 1993. Turkish-born German sociologist author Necla Kelek received the prize for non-

25 September 2006

MUNICH - Author Amos Oz was awarded the Corine International Book Award for lifetime achievement Sunday in the southern German city of Munich.

The prime minister of the German state of Bavaria, Edmund Stoiber, who presented the award, said: "Amos Oz is a great writer, a fond observer of people and above all a fascinating storyteller."

The Israeli author also received the German Booksellers Peace Prize in 1993.

Turkish-born German sociologist author Necla Kelek received the prize for non-fiction for her latest work on Turkish Muslim men, and Japanese writer Kazuo Ishiguro for his latest work of fiction.

Founded in 2001, the Corine Award is presented to German and international authors in nine categories including fiction and poetry.

DPA

Subject: German news

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