Engrossed in Grossman: David Grossman

David Grossman

09/03/2003 8:00 pm

“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 is the bestselling author of numerous works, which have been translated into thirty-six languages. His most recent novel, A Horse Walks into a Bar, was awarded the International Man Booker Prize 2017, and shortlisted for the TLS Risa Domb/Porjes Prize 2019. Grossman is also the recipient of the French Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and the 2010 Frankfurt Peace Prize. Image c. Peter-Andreas Hassiepen

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.