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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
JBW 2022 Digipass
Jewish Book Week Digi-Pass gives access to all eight KPlayer (online streaming) events for £39.50. Including: Mourning & Evening From burials to sitting shiva, join the authors of two intriguing new books on how Jewish communities mark death. Nessa Rapoport, author of Preparing for Sabbath and A Women’s Book of Grieving, returns with Evening: A Novel, with a Jewish family mourning the death of one of two sisters. And in Death Duties: The Chevra Kad...
David Grossman & Melvyn Bragg
Bestselling and award-laden author David Grossman joins us live online from Israel to discuss his writing and latest novel More Than I Love My Life with broadcaster and author Melvyn Bragg. His follow-up to International Booker Prize winner A Horse Walks Into A Bar, it focuses on a 90th birthday celebration interrupted by a long-estranged family member. A recipient of France’s Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, the...
Engrossed in Grossman: David Grossman
“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 ...
Reading Group: David Grossman

Jewish Book Week presented another opportunity to take part in a reading group.

The brilliantly imaginative See Under: Love (1990), by David Grossman, portrays life under the long shadows spread by the Holocaust in postwar Israel.

To Know the Other from Within
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, sometim...
David Grossman and Ian McEwan Falling Out of Time
Israel’s celebrated author David Grossman author returned to Jewish Book Week to discuss Falling Out of Time, an exploration of parental bereavement, with fellow writer Ian McEwan. In a small village, in a kitchen, a man announces to his wife that he is leaving, embarking on a journey in search of their dead son. The “Walking Man” paces in ever-widening circles around the town....