In his notebooks, he helped us face ourselves. A time after his death, we still mourn him* David Grossman is an Israeli author. His novel A Horse Walks Into a Bar won the 2017 Man Booker International Prize

Amos Oz was a educator to me, a friend. About once a few months I would pass early in the morning from my house just outside of Jerusalem to his house in Ramat Aviv. He would utter me “the best coffee in town” according to him, and we would sit and chat.

I’m not sure if it was the best coffee in municipality, but it surely was the best company. We spoke about the state of the country, which seemed like it had no solution. We spoke about the dream and how that dream was shattering. About the books we had speak. About other generators. About works we wrote, about frustrations and writer’s block. And we spoke about our families. About our grandchildren and the world we were leaving them.

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