Saturday, June 28, 2008

Heinrich Heine Prize

Israeli author Amos Oz , (pic left, Getty Images), has won the 2008 Heinrich Heine Prize, which has an award of 50,000 euros (about US$79,000) and is sponsored by the city of Duesseldorf, Germany, the poet's birthplace.

The jury lauded Oz for his literary creativity, political sensibility and humanistic engagement. Oz will accept the award on December 13, Heine's 211th birthday.

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