4.5.1939 Born in Jerusalem
1954 Moved to Kibbutz Hulda as Resident minor
1957-1986 Member of Kibbutz Hulda
1986-present Resides with family in Arad, in the Negev desert in southern Israel
1963-1986 Teacher of Literature and Philosophy, Hulda high school and regional high school
at Givat Brenner.
1969-1970 Visiting Fellow at St. Cross College, Oxford, England.
1975-1976 Writer in Residence, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
1980 Writer in Residence, University of California, Berkeley.
1984-1985 Writer in Residence/Professor of literature, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO.
1987 Writer in Residence Visiting Professor of Literature, Boston University, Massachusette.
1987-2005 Full Professor of Hebrew Literature, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheba.
1989 Elected member of the Catalan Institute of the Mediterranean, Barcelona, Spain.
1990 Writer in Residence, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
1991 Elected to full membership in the Academy of the Hebrew Language.
1993 Agnon Chair in Modern Hebrew Literature, Ben-Gurion University, Beersheba.
1996 Writer in Residence, Tel Aviv University.
1997 Writer in Residence/Visiting Professor of Literature, Princeton University
(Old Dominion Fellowship).
1998 Weidenfeld Professor of European and Comparative Literature, Oxford University.
2001 Visiting Writer, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN (Patten Lecturer).
2002 Visiting Writer, Tübingen University, Germany (Poetic Dozent).
2007 Visiting Writer, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California.
In the early 1960’s, Amos Oz was active in the social-democrat group Min Hayesod, which opposed the personality cult surrounding Israeli prime minister David Ben-Gurion as well as his state centralism.
Since the 1967 Six Day War, he has been active in various groups and organizations of the Israeli Peace movement, which advocates a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
He was involved in the Committee for Peace and Security (1967) and in the Moked and Sheli movements,
and has been among the chief spokesmen of the Peace Now movement since its founding in 1977.
Since 2003 Amos Oz is one of the leaders of “The Geneva Initiative” – an Israeli-Palestinian Peace Movement. In 2008 he was one of the funders of "The New Movement – Meretz"