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Shmuel Joseph (Shai) Agnon (Czaczkes)

Hebrew: שמואל יוסף (ש"י) עגנון (צ'צ'קס)
Birthdate: (81)
Birthplace: Buchach, Бучач, Buczacz, Тернопольская область, Ukraine
Death: Died in Jerusalem, Israel
Immediate Family:

Son of Shalom Mordechai Czaczkes and Esther Czaczkes
Husband of Esther Elsa Agnon Czaczkes
Father of Emuna Yaron and Hemdat Agnon
Brother of Devora Wiener

Occupation: author
Managed by: George Marx
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About Shai Agnon, Nobel Prize in Literature, 1966

Shmuel Yosef Agnon (Hebrew: שמואל יוסף עגנון‎), (July 17, 1888 – February 17, 1970) was a Nobel Prize laureate writer and was one of the central figures of modern Hebrew fiction. In Hebrew, he is known by the acronym Shai Agnon (ש"י עגנון). In English, his works are published under the name S. Y. Agnon.

Agnon was born in Galicia, Austro-Hungarian Empire (today Ukraine), later immigrated to the British mandate of Palestine, and died in Jerusalem. His works deal with the conflict between the traditional Jewish life and language and the modern world. They also attempt to recapture the fading traditions of the European shtetl (village). In a wider context, he also contributed to broadening the characteristic conception of the narrator's role in literature. Agnon shared the Nobel Prize with the poet Nelly Sachs in 1966.

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Shai Agnon, Nobel Prize in Literature, 1966's Timeline

July 17, 1888
Бучач, Buczacz, Тернопольская область, Ukraine
July 16, 1921
Age 32
Bad Homburg vor der Höhe, Hesse, Germany
September 11, 1922
Age 34
February 17, 1970
Age 81
Jerusalem, Israel