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Oz to Get German Writers Prize

Israel’s internationally famous author and peace activist Amos Oz has been named recipient of the 1992 Peace Prize awarded by the German Association of Book Distributors.

The association said last week that the prestigious award was in recognition of his literary contributions and his struggle for peace between Israelis and Palestinians.

The presentation of the prize, worth some $16,000, will take place Oct. 4 at St. Paul’s Church in Frankfurt, during the city’s giant International Book Fair.

According to the association, Oz, a longtime member of the Peace Now movement in Israel, has been at the forefront of political efforts to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian dispute by creating a Palestinian state alongside Israel.