Israeli writer Amos Oz has been awarded Spain's prestigious Prince of Asturias prize for literature.
Amos Oz co-founded the Israeli Peace Now movement
Oz, who has written 18 novels as well as many essays, is a staunch campaigner for peace in the Middle East.
In its citation, the prize judges said Oz had "contributed to turning the Hebrew language into a brilliant literary instrument".
Earlier this year, the Prince of Asturias arts award was given to US singer Bob Dylan.
Among Oz's most famous works are My Michael, A Tale of Love and Darkness and How to Cure a Fanatic, which have all been translated into many languages.
Speaking about his award, he said: "If I have to say in one word what my entire literary work is all about, I would say families.
"If I had two words, I would say unhappy families. If I had more than two words, you would have to read my works."
Each winner of an Asturias award receives $67,000 (£33,480), with the prizes handed out at a ceremony in Oviedo in October.