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Oz wins inaugural prize at Turin book fair

ROME (JTA) — Amos Oz is the first recipient of a new literary prize awarded by the International Book Fair in Turin.

The Israeli author was chosen by popular vote over Paul Auster and Carlos Fuentes, the other finalists for the prize of 25,000 euros.

More than 6,000 exhibitors, editors, journalists and visitors to the fair — one of Europe’s most important annual literary events — took part in the vote.

A record 315,000 visitors attended this year’s event, which closed Monday.

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