Israeli author David Grossman who won the 2017 Man Booker International Prize with   A Horse Walks Into a Bar. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

In only its second year, the revamped Man Booker International Prize for Fiction has further consolidated its relevance with a dramatic choice; the aw(...)

In only its second year since a daring re-invention, the Man Booker International has further consolidated its position as a major literary award with(...)

Longlisted for the 2016 Man Booker International prize:  Israeli author Amos Oz. Photograph: Dan Porges/Getty Images

Four possible Nobel literature laureates, Israelis Amos Oz and David Grossman, Albanian Ismail Kadare and Yan Lianke, who is a banned writer in his na(...)

Patrick deWitt in Dublin: “I think of The Ginger Man as being one of my favourite books, and I read it at a young age. My father gave it to me. But in terms of influencing this book, I think I had in my mind The Onion Eaters.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Dazzlingly original, darkly funny, striking and strange: such are the words critics have used to describe the novels of Patrick deWitt. His (...)

Group of Syrian soldiers captured by the Israeli army in the Six Day War. Syria, June 1967. Photograph: Mario De Biasi Sergio Del Grande/Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images

History, we are told, is written by the victors, but as Mor Loushy’s fascinating document demonstrates, conquerers do not always sing from the same(...)

The Dáil agreed  to officially recognise
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 the state of Palestine and the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination. Photograph: Jim Hollander/EPA

A main signatory of the Israeli petition calling for the recognition of a Palestinian state said Europeans should consider admitting Palestine and Isr(...)

Author Salman Rushdie, who was guest speaker at this year’s Dalkey Book Festival, at Coliemore Harbour in Dalkey yesterday. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

“That was really deep,” a member of the audience said, emerging into the blazing sunshine after a discussion between literary heavyweights Amos Oz (...)

Hostile world: Amos Oz in Israel. Photograph: Rina Castelnuovo/New York Times

Amos Oz is probably Israel’s best-known living writer. The 75-year-old relishes talking about his “Irish zeal” as a child in the British Mandate of(...)