Israeli Author David Grossman Wins Man Booker International Prize

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…

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