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Past EventsSaturday, March 8

Engrossed in Grossman: David Grossman

David Grossman
Chair: Linda Grant

“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.” 

At this packed and highly-charged session, the annual George Webber Memorial Evening, Israeli author David Grossman launched two new works: Someone to Run With, a novel about Israeli street kids which combines fairy-tale magic, emotional depth and gritty realism; and Death as a Way of Life: Dispatches from Jerusalem, an anthology of his passionate journalism over the ten years since the Oslo Agreement.

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.

Linda Grant is a feature writer for The Guardian and the author of three novels including the Orange Prize-winning When I Lived in Modern Times

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