The Skirball and Writers Bloc Present
David Grossman with David Ulin
Sunday, October 10, 2021
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David Grossman is one of the world’s premier writers, and one of the most revered authors in Israel. His fiction and nonfiction work has helped to define the Israeli experience. He is a peace activist whose seminal novel on Israeli loss, To the End of the Land, grew out of the death of his own son, a soldier. He has won countless prizes for both his fiction and nonfiction. His novels are among the most emotionally powerful in contemporary literature. Grossman’s novel, A Horse Walks Into A Bar, won the Man Booker International Prize. His new novel, More Than I Love My Life, is a multi-generational story about three women– a grandmother, mother, and granddaughter, who revisit an island where the grandmother was held prisoner for three years. Like all of Grossman’s novels, it is a most powerful emotional story about love, sacrifice, and family.
In conversation with David Ulin. David is the former book critic for the Los Angeles Times, and writes frequently for the Los Angeles Times on arts, culture, and life in California. He is the author of many books, including Sidewalking: Coming to Terms with Los Angeles, The Lost Art of Reading: Why Books Matter in a Distracted Time, and others. He is the editor of several anthologies, including the award-winning Writing Los Angeles: A Literary Anthology.
David Grossman Photo Credit: Claudio Sforza