A Horse Walks Into a Bar by David Grossman wins Man Booker International Prize 2017

Jun 16, 2017 09:09 IST

A Horse Walks Into a Bar by David Grossman on 14 June 2017 was announced as the winner of the 2017 Man Booker International Prize.

The novel was translated by Jessica Cohen and is published in Britain by Jonathan Cape.

With this, Grossman becomes the first Israeli author to take home the prestigious prize.

The novel unfolds over the course of one final show by stand-up comedian, Dovaleh Gee, who exposes a wound he has been living with for years: a fateful and gruesome choice he had to make between the two people who were dearest to him.

David Grossman wins Man Booker International Prize 2017

About David Grossman

Born on 25 January 1954, David Grossman is an Israeli author.

In his 2008 novel, To the End of the Land, he addressed the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

His most recent book, Falling Out of Time, deals with the grief of parents in the aftermath of their children's death.

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About Man Booker International Prize

The Man Booker International Prize is an international literary award hosted in the United Kingdom.

From 2005 until 2015, the award was given every two years to a living author of any nationality for a body of work published in English or generally available in English translation.

Since 2016, the award has been given annually to a single book in English translation, with a £50000 prize for the winning title, shared equally between author and translator.

The 2016 winner of the prestigious prize was The Vegetarian honoured by Han Kang.

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