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Shmuel Yosef Agnon
Shmuel Yosef Agnon, 1945
Shmuel Yosef Agnon, 1945
Born Shmuel Yosef Halevi Czaczkes
(1888-07-17)July 17, 1888
Buczacz, Galicia
(now Buchach, Ukraine)
Died February 17, 1970(1970-02-17) (aged 81)
Jerusalem, Israel
Resting place Mount of Olives Jewish Cemetery
Language Hebrew
Nationality Israeli
Genre Novels, short stories, poetry
Notable awards Nobel Prize in Literature
Spouse Esther Marx

Shmuel Yosef Agnon (July 17, 1888 - February 17, 1970) was an Israeli writer and winner of the 1966 Nobel Prize in Literature.

He was one of the central figures of modern Hebrew fiction. In Hebrew, he is known by the acronym Shai Agnon. In English, his works are published under the name S. Y. Agnon.

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