Fania Oz-Salzberger is an Israeli writer and historian of ideas. Her most recent book, "Jews and Words" (Yale, November 2012), was co-authored with Amos Oz: it is a father-and-daughter, novelist-and-historian, personal and playful take on Jewish history and continuity.
Professor Oz-Salzberger wrote her doctoral thesis at Oxford University (book: "Translating the Enlightenment: Scottish Civic Discourse in Eighteenth-Century Germany", Oxford 1995). She was Fellow of the Jerusalem Institute for Advanced Studies (1997-8) and the Berlin Institute for Advanced Studies (1999-2000), and Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Professor for Distinguished Teaching at Princeton University (2009-10).
Her only short story, "The Scratch", won the first prize in the Ha'aretz short story competition of 1999. Her bestselling book "Israelis in Berlin" appeared in 2001, and sparked much debate both in Israel and in Germany. Other academic works include the Cambridge edition of Adam Ferguson's "Essay on the History of Civil Society" (1995) numerous articles and three co-edited volumes of essays on European (& Jewish and Israeli) history.
Fania lives with her family in Zichron Yaakov, Israel, and teaches at the University of Haifa. She occasionally catches her two sons reading real books, and few things are more delightful than that.