First Israeli to Win Man Booker Prize

Published by i24NEWS, this news clip (1:52) celebrates Israel’s first win, and winner, of the Man Booker International Prize in 2017. Israeli writer David Grossman took home the prestigious U.K.-hosted prize, awarded for “continued creativity, development and overall contribution to fiction on the world stage.” Besides the Man Booker, Grossman’s jaw-dropping list of awards includes heavy-hitters like the Israel Prize (2018), the St. Louis Literary Award (2015), the JQ Wingate Prize (2011, 2004), the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade (2010), the Frankfurt Peace Prize (2010), Rome’s Premio per la Pace e l’Azione Umanitaria (2006), the Buxtehuder Bulle in Germany (2001), and the French Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (1998), among others. Grossman’s fiction, non-fiction, and children’s literature have been translated into 36 languages.