Israeli author David Grossman has won the 2017 Man Booker International Prize for his novel “A Horse Walks Into a Bar.”
From 2016, to encourage more publishing and reading of the finest global fiction in translation, the Man Booker International Prize awards both the winning author and translator £25,000 ($31,903) each.
The novel was translated by Jessica Cohen.
Grossman and Cohen were presented the award at a ceremony in London.
All the six shortlisted authors received £1,000 ($1276) each.
Grossman, 63, is the first Israeli author to win the Man Booker International Prize.
Nick Barley, chair of the 2017 judging panel, said Grossman has attempted “an ambitious high-wire act of a novel, and he’s pulled it off spectacularly”. He described the book as “the supreme example of the writer’s craft.”
Selected from 126 titles by a panel of five judges, “A Horse Walks Into a Bar” tells the story…