David Grossman wins Man Booker International PrizeThursday, June 15, 2017by JBW
Jewish Book Week speaker David Grossman was awarded the Man Booker International Prize for his novel, A Horse Walks Into a Bar at a ceremony last night at the Victoria & Albert Museum. The novel was translated by Jessica Cohen and is published by Jonathan Cape. Celebrating the finest global fiction in translation, the Man Booker International Prize awards both the winning author and translator £25,000. Nick Barley, chair of the 2017 judging panel, commented ‘David Grossman has attempted an ambitious high-wire act of a novel, and he’s pulled it off spectacularly. A Horse Walks into a Bar shines a spotlight on the effects of grief, without any hint of sentimentality…every sentence counts, every word matters in this supreme example of the writer’s craft.’
David Grossman last spoke at an out of festival Jewish Book Week in November, 2016 in conversation with Mark Lawson with readings from the novel by Henry Goodman. Click here to watch a video of the event.