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David Grossman

Contributors

David Grossman was born in Jerusalem and still lives there with his wife and children. One of Israel’s leading writers, he is the author of six novels, three collections of journalism, as well as a number of children's books and a play. His work has been translated into 13 languages and he has received many international awards including the Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, awarded by the French government.

Upcoming Events

Past Events

2016

Watch the recent event with celebrated writer David Grossman, interviewed by Mark Lawson, with readings by Henry Goodman.

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

On the eve of the English publication of his latest novel, A Horse Walks into a Bar, celebrated novelist, David Grossman, made his sole London appearance. In conversation with broadcaster, Mark Lawson, the talk was accompanied by readings from Henry Goodman.

2006

Saturday, 25 February 2006

In a mental climate such as this, the very act of writing a story or a poem - even if you're not at that moment writing about "the situation" - instantly becomes a tiny act of protest, of defiance; an act of personal definition within a reality that threatens to wipe us out…

…When we write here we manage to experience the almost forgotten flexibility of a change of perspective; of looking at reality from somebody else's eyes, sometimes even the eyes of our enemy”. David Grossman March, 2005

2003

Saturday, 8 March 2003

“I think it is so important to write about the person, to redeem the person there and to remind us writers and readers that life is so much more complicated than the cliché that we are trapped in now. Life has so many nuances, and every story has so many points of view, and there is not only one justice, not only one suffering.” 

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Video

 
David Grossman speaks with Mark Lawson at a special out-of-fesitval event.