GLOBAL CONNECTIONS: the Near/Middle East
1966: Israeli writer S.Y. Agnon wins the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Agnon's novels and short stories primarily concern the experiences of Eastern European (Ashkenazi) Jews. His writing combines traditional sources with 20th-century literary experimentation (such as stream of consciousness). His best known novel, The Day Before Yesterday (Temol Shilshom), was published in 1945.

WWW S.Y. Agnon
http://www.us-israel.org/jsource/biography/agnon.html

A brief biography of S.Y. Agnon, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature