Amos Oz: Judas

(Fiction, 320 pp. Hebrew, 2014; English translation, 2016)

In 1959 Jerusalem, a young scholar finds work as a caregiver for a brilliant but cantankerous old man. In the house is also an alluring widow, the daughter of a deceased Zionist leader. This love story and coming-of-age novel is also an allegory for the State of Israel and for the New Testament tale from which it draws its title.


Review from Kirkus Reviews

Review by Emily Barton, New York Times, December 7, 2016

Review By Ron Charles, Washington Post, November 28, 2016

Review by Ranen Omer-Sherman, The Forward, November 7, 2016

Review by Benjamin Balint, Haaretz, December 26, 2016

Review by Peter Stanford, The Guardian, September 5, 2016

Gal Beckerman interviews Amos Oz, New York Times, November 19, 2016

Robert Siegel interviews Amos Oz, NPR, November 14, 2016 (6 min. audio, with transcript)

Leonard Lopate interviews Amos Oz, WNYC, November 15, 2016 (17 min. audio)