Laureates 2008

Past - Creative Rendering of the Past: Literature, Theater, Film

Amos Oz

Amos Oz

Amos Oz, one of the most widely read Israeli writers in the world, has published numerous novels, novellas, short stories, essays, and occasionally even poetry. His writing spans five decades, and has earned him many outstanding Israeli and international prizes.

Several of his works deal with the pre-state period in Israel, when Palestine was governed by the British mandate. They represent the atmosphere and mood of that uncertain era as a

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Atom Egoyan

Atom Egoyan

Atom Egoyan, an Officer of the Order of Canada, is a critically acclaimed and prize winning Canadian-Armenian film maker (director, screenplay writer, editor), who has directed feature, television and documentary films. For The Sweet Hereafter (1997) he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Director. His work often explores themes of alienation and isolation, typically set in contemporary situations and social contexts. Hints of his

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Tom Stoppard

Tom Stoppard
Tom Stoppard established himself as one of the few undisputed masters of the modern stage in 1966 with "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead". Often challenging the prevailing intellectual and political views, he has insisted on the need to affirm absolute values. Language is slippery, philosophy is elusive, science often baffling - but in Stoppard's world there is a pervasive faith in goodness, beauty and love. ...