David Grossman

Internationally Acclaimed Best-Selling Author

Considered one of Israel’s most perceptive writers, at the podium Grossman’s powerful prose comes to life in this rare and extraordinary experience. Expressing the courage, pain, and occasionally brutal truth, of Israeli reality with strength and honesty, Grossman’s words will change the way audiences view the world, and perhaps even themselves, proving to be an experience audiences will never forget.

BIO

Born in Jerusalem in 1954, David Grossman is a leading Israeli writer of his generation. His work has been translated into more than thirty languages. He is the author of eight internationally acclaimed novels and two powerful journalistic accounts, as well as a number of children’s books, and a play.

In March 2014, Falling Out of Time, was released to wide critical and reader acclaim. The genre-defying drama tells the story of bereaved parents setting out to reach their lost children. Concise and elemental, Falling Out of Time is a powerfully distilled experience of understanding and acceptance, and of art’s triumph over death.

His latest fiction novel was published on February 28, 2017. A Horse Walks into a Bar is haunting in both its effortless dexterity and dynamic contradiction. The setting is a comedy club in a small Israeli town where an audience awaits an evening of amusement. Instead, they witness a comedian falling apart on stage, and are almost immediately unable to boo, or whistle, or leave in awe of witnessing the comedian’s personal hell. Ultimately, the book will deal with human suffering, society, truth, and love – all of the most surprising and breathtaking aspects of the human condition.

Born in Jerusalem in 1954, David Grossman is a leading Israeli writer of his generation. His work has been translated into more than thirty languages. He is the author of eight internationally acclaimed novels and two powerful journalistic accounts, as well as a number of children’s books, and a play.

In March 2014, Falling Out of Time, was released to wide critical and reader acclaim. The genre-defying drama tells the story of bereaved parents setting out to reach their lost children. Concise and elemental, Falling Out of Time is a powerfully distilled experience of understanding and acceptance, and of art’s triumph over death.

His latest fiction novel was published on February 28, 2017. A Horse Walks into a Bar is haunting in both its effortless dexterity and dynamic contradiction. The setting is a comedy club in a small Israeli town where an audience awaits an evening of amusement. Instead, they witness a comedian falling apart on stage, and are almost immediately unable to boo, or whistle, or leave in awe of witnessing the comedian’s personal hell. Ultimately, the book will deal with human suffering, society, truth, and love – all of the most surprising and breathtaking aspects of the human condition.

Media

"Very rarely you open a book and when you close it again nothing can ever be the same…David Grossman has the ability to look inside a person and discover the essence of her humanity."

Best-Selling Author Nicole Krauss

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An Evening with David Grossman

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