David Grossman, 1954-

A Jerusalem native, Grossman is one of Israel’s most prolific and most acclaimed writers. His books have been translated into more than 30 languages. His 2017 novel, “A Horse Walks Into a Bar,” received the Man Booker International Prize, and he was awarded the Israel Prize in 2018 and Erasmus Prize in 2022. A son, Uri, was killed in the Second Lebanon War. He is active in peace and anti-settlement movements.

Photo: Avi Ohayon, Israeli Government Press Office