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Born in Jerusalem in 1954, David Grossman is one of the leading Israeli writers of his generation. He is the author of nine internationally acclaimed novels, three works of nonfiction and a short story collection, as well as a number of children’s books, a children’s opera and a play. His work has appeared in The New Yorker and has been translated into more than thirty languages around the world.
David Grossman has received numerous awards, including Chevalier de l’Ordre des Artes et des Lettres (France), Prix Eliette Von Karajan (Austria), The Marsh Award for Children’s Literature in Translation (UK), the Buxtehuder Bulle (Germany), the Sapir Prize (Israel), the Premio per la Pace e l’Azione Umanitaria 2006 (City of Rome/Italy), Onorificenza della Stella Solidarita Italiana 2007, Premio Ischia – International Award for Journalism 2007, the EMET Award 2007 (Israel), the Geschwister Scholl Prize 2008 (Germany),the Albatross Prize, awarded by the Gunter Grass Foundation. Grossman was also the recipient of the prestigious Peace Prize of the German Booksellers Association in Frankfurt 2010 and France's Prix Medicis for translated literature in 2011, as well as the 2012 Brenner Prize (Israel). In 2013 he received the French Point award for most beloved book by readers and critics (TO THE END OF THE LAND) and the Italian Fundazione Calcari for Lifetime Achievement.