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Friday, 16 June 2017

Israeli author David Grossman wins Man Booker International prize 2017


Israeli author David Grossman has won the Man Booker International Prize 2017 for his novel `A Horse Walks Into a Bar'. Grossman beat out five other finalists, including fellow Israeli author Amos Oz for the counterpart to Britain's prestigious Booker Prize.

Grossman's novel is about a failing standup comic and his final performance. The award has a prize of 50,000 pounds ($64,000) that is split evenly between Grossman and translator Jessica Cohen.

Static Takeaways from Above News-
  • Arundhati Roy won the Booker prize for her brilliant and poetic novel “The God of Small Things” in the year 1997 making her the first Indian to receive the prestigious award.
  • The prize for 2016 Booker prize was awarded to `The Vegetarian' by South Korea's Han Kang.

Source- The Economic Times



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