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Livraria Lello brings David Grossman to Portugal

On October 14, at 9 pm, Livraria Lello will host a conversation between award-winning international author David Grossman and journalist and writer Valdemar Cruz.

David Grossman

David Grossman is one of the greatest writers of our time. He is the author of an extensive work of fiction and non-fiction, published in more than thirty languages ​​around the world, which has won him several awards, including the Man Booker International Award 2017.

David Grossman was born in 1954 in Jerusalem, the son of a librarian, who instilled in him a love of books. He studied Philosophy and devoted himself professionally to writing, after a 25-year career as a radio journalist. His first book, The Yellow Wind, caused great controversy, as it made the Israelis aware of the reality of the Palestinian occupation and revolt. This is where his activism for peace in Israel begins.

With the novel Ver: Amor and later with Until the End of the Earth, he solidified his position as one of the great contemporary writers. He has received several awards, including the French Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters, the Buxtehuder Bulle in Germany, the Rome Prize for Peace and Humanitarian Action, the Ischia International Journalism Prize, the Peace Prize for Publishers and Booksellers Germans, the Albatross Prize from the Günter Grasse Foundation and the Israel Prize for Literature.

Till the End of the Earth was distinguished with the Foreign Medicis Prize, the National Jewish Book Award and the JQ Wingate Prize, and was considered the best book of 2011 by Lire magazine. In 2017, A Horse Enters a Bar received the International Man Booker Prize.

This is the second time that the author has come to Portugal, after having participated in the first edition of the International Festival of Culture in Cascais in 2015. Seven years later, Grossman will be at Livraria Lello for a conversation with Valdemar Cruz about his remarkable literary career. All book lovers are invited. The session is free of charge, upon prior registration, and with a capacity limited to the capacity of the Bookshop. It will also be possible to watch the event via livestreaming, on the Facebook page or on Livraria Lello's Youtube channel.