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  • Celebrated author David Grossman wins 2018 Israel Prize

  • Acclaimed Israeli author David Grossman is the winner of the country's most esteemed award for literature, the Israel Prize, for 2018. Education Minister Naftali Bennett says in a tweet that Grossman, who also won the 2017 Man Booker International Prize, is one of "the most moving, deep and influencing voices in Israeli literature."

, FILE - In this March 25, 2009 file photo, Israeli author David Grossman makes a point during the taping of the TV show, "Che tempo che fa," in Milan, Italy. Grossman has been awarded the country's highest literary accolade, the Israel Prize for Literature, for 2018. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, File)

12 of February 2018 13:34:50

JERUSALEM (AP) — Celebrated Israeli author David Grossman has been awarded the country's highest literary accolade, the Israel Prize for Literature, for this year.

Israel's Education Ministry announced on Monday that Grossman, who also won the 2017 Man Booker International Prize for his novel "A Horse Walks Into a Bar," was the Israel Prize winner for 2018.

The 64-year-old Grossman is one of Israel's most internationally recognized and acclaimed authors, as well as a prominent peace activist who campaigns against Israeli policies toward Palestinians. He boycotted the 2015 Israel Prize ceremony over disqualification of judges deemed not patriotic enough.

Grossman's books have been translated into more than 30 languages and adapted into films.

Education Minister Naftali Bennett says Grossman "is one of the most moving, deep and influential voices in Israeli literature."


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