Amos Oz (1939-2018)

Amos Oz has written more than 30 works to date – novels, novellas, short stories and essays, as well as children’s books. His books have been translated into 46 languages and have been awarded many important prizes, including the Israel Prize, the Goethe Prize (Germany) and the Prince of Asturias Award (Spain). Oz is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Hebrew Literature and the incumbent of the S.Y. Agnon Chair in Hebrew Literature established by the German Associates at BGU. The Amos Oz archive contains nearly 20,000 items, including all editions of the entire collection of his books, and personal correspondence. A comprehensive bibliography of his work until 1995 is available.


Archive History

The Archive was started in the nineteen sixties, in a small cardboard box in the Oz family room, in kibbutz Hulda. Oz’s wife’ Nili took care of it and it grew through the years.

When the Oz family moved to Arad in 1987 the archive was first presented to the public in the Arad public library, under the care of Mrs. Batya Shimony.

In 1989 the Lavon institute for the research of the Labor Movement took the archive under its auspices.

In 1993 the archive was transferred to the Aranne central library of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Beer Shave in order to make it more available to researchers and students, under the care of Mrs. Ruthie Kalman

In 2007 the archive moved to its new home, between other literary archives in “Heksherim Institute, a research institute for Jewish and Israeli literature and culture at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.”

What’s in the Archive?



Books by Amos Oz, originals and translations

Books and academic theses about Oz’s work

Short stories, originals and translations

Articles from Newspapers and Periodicals

Research and criticism

Political essays, originals and translations

Chronological data


General background

Translations and translators


Audio-Visual material




Radio and TV broadcasts

Drama and movies