Engrossed in Grossman: David Grossman

David Grossman

09/03/2003 8:00 pm
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“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

David Grossman was born in Jerusalem, where he still lives. He is the bestselling author of numerous works of fiction, non-fiction, and children\'s literature, which have been translated into thirty-six languages. His work has also appeared in The New Yorker. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the French Chevalier de L\'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and the 2010 Frankfurt Peace Prize.

Linda Grant

Linda Grant writes both fiction and non-fiction. When I Lived in Modern Times won the Orange Prize and The Clothes on Their Backs, shortlisted for the Man Booker, won the South Bank Show Award.