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David Grossman

Leading Israeli novelist David Grossman was born in 1954 in Jerusalem.  He studied philosophy and drama at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and later worked as an editor and broadcaster at Israel Radio. Grossman has written novels, short stories and novellas, drama, and a number of books for children and youth. He has also published several books of non-fiction, including interviews with Palestinians and Israeli Arabs.
Among Grossman's many literary awards: the Eliette von Karajan Prize (Austria), the Nelly Sachs Prize (Germany, 1991), the Valumbrosa Prize (Italy, 1991), the Premio Grinzane and the Premio Mondelo (Italy, 1996), the Juliet Club Prize, the Marsh Award for Children's Literature in Translation (UK, 1998), the Vittorio de Sica Prize (Italy, 1999), the Buxtehude Bulle (Germany, 2001), the Sapir Prize     (2001), the Bialik Prize (2004), the Koret Jewish Book Award (USA, 2006), the Premio per la Pace e l'Azione Umanitaria (City of Rome, 2006), Onorificenza della Stella Solidarieta Italiana (2007), Premio Ischia - International Award for Journalism (2007), the Emet Prize (Israel, 2007), the Geschwister Scholl Prize (Germany, 2008), the Albatross Prize (with Anne Birkenhauer, Germany, 2009), the Frankfurt Peace Prize (2010), the Wingate Prize (UK, 2011), the Prix Medicis Etranger (2011), the Brenner Prize (Israel, 2012), the Rosa d'Oro Prize (Italy, 2015) and the St. Louis Literary Award (USA, 2015). 
Grossman was also decorated as Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (France, 1998) and received an Honorary Doctorate from Florence University
(2008). His books have been published in 35 languages.            


Books Published in Hebrew
Jogger (stories), Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 1983 [Ratz]
The Smile of the Lamb (novel), Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 1983 [Chiyuch Ha-Gdi]
See Under: Love (novel), Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 1986 [Ayen Erech: Ahava]
The Yellow Wind (non-fiction), Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 1987 [Ha-Zman Ha-Tzahov]
Riki's Playgroup (play), Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 1988; 2001 [Gan Riki]
The Book of Intimate Grammar (novel), Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 1991 [Sefer Ha-Dikduk Ha-Pnimi]            
Sleeping on a Wire: Conversations with Palestinians in Israel [Present Absentees] (non-fiction), Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 1992 [Nochechim Nifkadim]
The Zigzag Kid (novel/youth), Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 1994 [Yesh Yeladim Zigzag]
Be My Knife (novel), Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 1998 [She-Tihiyi Li Ha-Sakin]
Someone to Run With (novel/youth), Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 2000 [Mishehu Larutz Ito]
Donkies (story), Keter, 2000 [Chamorim]
Her Body Knows [In Another Life] (two novellas), Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 2002 [Ba-Guf Ani Mevina] 
Death As a Way of Life (essays), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2003 [Ha-Mavet Ke-Derech Chayim]
Momik (novella), Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 2005 [Momik]
Lion's Honey: The Myth of Samson (essay), Penn/ Yedioth Ahronoth, 2006 [Dvash Arayot: Sipur Shimshon] 
To the End of the Land (novel), Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 2008 [Isha Borachat Mi-Besora]
Falling out of Time (novel), Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, 2011 [Nofel Mi-Chutz La-Zman]
A Horse Walks into a Bar (novel), Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 2014 [Sus Echad Nichnas Le-Bar] 

CHILDREN
Duel (youth), Massada, 1982; Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1995; new ed. 2015 [Du-Krav]
Itamar Walks on Walls (children-picture bk), Am Oved, 1986 [Itamar Metayel Al Kirot]
A Brand New Brother (children-picture bk), Am Oved, 1986 [Ach Chadash Legamrei]
The Itamar Letter (children-picture bk), Am Oved, 1988 [Itamar Michtav]
Itamar Meets a Rabbit (children-picture bk), Am Oved, 1988; 2013 [Itamar Pogesh Arnav]
Uri's Special Language (children-picture bk), Massada, 1989; Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1996; Hakibbutz Hameuchad, Yedioth Ahronoth, 2009 [Ha-Safa Ha-Meyuchedet Shel Uri]
Itamar the Dream Hunter (children-picture bk), Am Oved, 1990 [Itamar Tzayad Ha-Chalomot]
Itamar and the Magic Black Hat (children-picture bk), Am Oved, 1992 [Itamar Ve-Kova Ha-Ksamim Ha-Shachor] 
Fozz's Book of Poems (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1994 [Sefer Ha-Si'im Shel Fozz]
Once There Were Two Monkeys (children-picture bk), Am Oved, 1996 [Hayo Hayitem Shnei Kofim]
Giraffe Bedtime (children-picture bk), Am Oved, 1999 [Jirafa Ve-Lishon]
Don't Worry Ruthie (children-picture bk), Am Oved, 1999 [Al Tid'agi Ruti]
Ruthie Will Sleep and Sleeeep (children-picture bk), Am Oved, 2004 [Ruti Tishan Ve-Tishan]
Racheli's Best Friend (children-picture bk), Am Oved, 2010 [Ha-Chavera Ha-Sodit Shel Racheli]
Who Wants a Piggyback? (children-picture bk), Am Oved, 2011 [Mi Rotze Sak-Kemach?]
The Hug (children-picture bk), Am Oved, 2011 [Chibuk]
Jonathan, the Effective Detective (children-picture bk), Am Oved, 2012 [Yonatan Balash Mamash]
The Sun Princess (children-picture bk), Am Oved, 2015 [Nesichat Ha-Shemesh]


PERFORMED PLAYS
Riki's Playgroup [Habima, 1988]
     
Books in Translation
Jogger
Italian: Milan, Mondadori, 1990, 1994

The Smile of the Lamb
German: Munich, Carl Hanser, 1988; Munich, dtv, 1990; pback: Frankfurt, Fischer Taschenbuch, 2003; Frankfurt, Fischer Taschenbuch, 2010
English: New York, Farrar Straus Giroux, 1990; New York, Washington Square Press, 1990; London, Jonathan Cape, 1991; London, Picador, 1992; pback: 2003; Vintage, 2010 
Swedish: Stockholm, Brombergs, 1990
Dutch: Amsterdam, Contact, 1994
Italian: Milan, Mondadori, 1994; 2005 
Portuguese: Rio de Janeiro, Nova Fronteira, 1994
French: Paris, Seuil, 1995; Paris, Points, 2012 
Spanish: Barcelona, Tusquets, 1995; Barcelona, Debolsillo, 2012 
Arabic: Jerusalem, Palestinian Authors Union, 1996; al-Qāhirah : al-Dār al-ʻArabīyah lil-Nashr, 2002 

See Under: Love
Italian: Milan, Mondadori, 1988; 1999; 2003
Norwegian: Oslo, Gyldendal Norsk, 1988
English: New York, Farrar Straus Giroux, 1989; London, Jonathan Cape, 1989; pback: New York, Washington Square Press, 1990; London, Pan Books, 1991; pback: New York, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1997; pback: New York, Vintage, 1999; New York, Picador, 2002
Swedish: Stockholm, Bromberg, 1989
Dutch: Utrecht, Veen, 1990; Amsterdam, Pandora, 1994
French: Paris, Seuil, 1991; pback: Paris, Points, 1995
German: Munich, Carl Hanser, 1991; Munich, dtv, 1994; Frankfurt, Fischer Taschenbuch, 2004 
Danish: Copenhagen, Gyldendal, 1993
Spanish: Barcelona, Tusquets, 1993; Barcelona, Debolsillo, 2010 
Portuguese: Rio de Janeiro, Nova Fronteira, 1993; Porto, Campo Das Letras, 2004; San Paolo, Compania Das Letras, 2007; Lisbon, Dom Quixote, 2014 
Czech: Prague, Mlada Fronta, 1996
Serbo-Croatian: Belgrade, Nolit, 1999
Finnish: Helsinki, Ottava, 2000
Chinese: Shanghai, Shanghai Translation Publishing House, 2005
Romanian: Bucarest, Niculescu, 2007
Russian: Moscow, Text, 2007
Croatian: Belgrade: Artprint, 2007
Polish: Warsaw, Swiat Kziaski, 2008

The Yellow Wind
Arabic: Kfar Kara, Dar al-Shafaq, 1988
Danish: Copenhagen, Gyldendal, 1988
Dutch: Utrecht, Veen, 1988
English: New York, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1988; London, Jonathan Cape, 1988; New York, Dell, 1989; New York, Picador, 2002; London, Vintage, 2016
French: Paris, Seuil, 1988
German: Munich, Kindler, 1988
Italian: Milan, Mondadori, 1988
Spanish: Madrid, El Pais/Aguilar, 1988
Swedish: Stockholm, Bonnier, 1988
Norwegian: Oslo, Gyldendal Norsk, 1988
Portuguese: Lisbon, Dom Quixote, 1989
Japanese: Tokyo, Shobun-Sha, 1990
Turkish: Istanbul Cep Kitaplari, 1992
Serbo-Croatian: Vrsac, Knjizevna Opstina Vrsac, 1994

The Book of Intimate Grammar
Italian: Milan, Mondadori, 1992; 1999; 2008 
Dutch: Amsterdam, Contact, 1993; Amsterdam, Cossee, 2003 
English: New York, Farrar Straus Giroux, 1994; London, Jonathan Cape, 1994; New York, Riverhead Books, 1995; London, Picador, 1995; pback: New York, Picador, 2002
Finnish: Helsinki, Otava, 1994
French: Paris, Seuil, 1994
German: Munich, Carl Hanser, 1994; pback: Frankfurt, Fischer Taschenbuch, 2003; Munich, dtv, 2007
Swedish: Stockholm, Bonnier Alba, 1995
Norwegian: Oslo, Gyldendal Norsk, 1996
Danish: Copenhagen, Gyldendal, 2000
Spanish: Barcelona, Tusquets, 2001; Barcelona, Debolsillo, 2012 
Polish: Warsaw, Świat Książki, 2015

Sleeping on a Wire: Conversations with Palestinians in Israel
German: Munich, Carl Hanser, 1992
Italian: Milan, Mondadori, 1993
Swedish: Stockholm, Bonnier Alba, 1993
English: New York, Farrar Straus Giroux, 1993; London, Jonathan Cape, 1993; pback: New York, Vintage, 2010 
Dutch: Amsterdam, Contact, 1993
Spanish: Barcelona, Tusquets, 1994
French: Paris, Seuil, 1995
Serbian: Vršac: Književna opština Vršac, 1995
Japanese: Tokyo, Shobun-Sha, 1997

The Zigzag Kid
German: Munich, Carl Hanser, 1996; Munich, dtv, 2000; 2010 
Dutch: Baarn, Ambo, 1996;  Muntinga, 2002; Amsterdam, Cossee, 2009
Italian: Milan, Mondadori, 1996; 2007
Swedish: Stockholm, Bonnier Alba, 1996
English: New York, Farrar Straus Giroux, 1997; London, Bloomsbury, 1997; New York, Picador, 2003
French: Paris, Seuil, 1998; 2004; Paris, Livre a la carte - Libris, 1998
Spanish: Barcelona, Tusquets, 1998; Barcelona, Debolsillo, 2012
Greek: Athens, Kastaniotis, 1999
Portuguese: Rio de Janeiro, Nova Fronteira, 1999
Turkish: Ankara, Dost Kitabevi, 2001
Romanian: Bucharest, Univers, 2004
Russian: Moscow, Limbus, 2007; Moscow, Text, 2012
Hungarian: Budapest, Chartophilus, 2009
Chinese (Simplified): Nanjing, Yilin Press, 2015


Be My Knife
Dutch: Amsterdam, Ambo/Anthos, 2000; Amsterdam, Flamingo, 2003; Amsterdam, Cossee, 2013 
German: Munich, Carl Hanser, 1999; pback: Frankfurt, Fischer Taschenbuch, 2003
Italian: Milan, Mondadori, 1999; 2007; 2009 
French: Paris, Seuil, 2000
English: New York, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2001; London, Bloomsbury, 2001; pback: 2003; New York, Picador, 2003
Spanish: Barcelona, Seix Barral, 2005; Barcelona, Debolsillo, 2010
Portuguese: Porto, Campanhia Das Letras, 2007

Someone to Run With
German: Munich, Carl Hanser, 2001; pback: Frankfurt, Fischer Taschenbuch, 2003; Munich, dtv, 2010
Italian: Milan, Mondadori, 2001; 2004; 2007  
Spanish: Barcelona, Seix Barral, 2002; Barcelona, Debolsillo, 2010 
Dutch: Amsterdam, Cossee, 2002; Stichting XL, 2003; pback: Amsterdam, Muntinga, 2004
French: Paris, Seuil, 2003; 2005
English: London, Bloomsbury, 2003; New York, Farrar, Straux & Giroux, 2004; New York, Picador, 2005
Russian: Moscow, Phantom Press, 2004; Moscow, Rozovyĭ Zhiraf, 2011
Swedish: Stockholm, Bonniers, 2005
Portuguese: San Paulo, Companhia das Letras, 2005 
Norwegian: Oslo, Gyldendal, 2006
Polish: Warsaw, WAB, 2006
Romanian: Bucharest, Niculescu, 2006
Czech: Prague, Mlada Fronta, 2010
Chinese: Nanjing, Yilin Press, 2013
Bulgarian: Sofia, Altera, 2013

Her Body Knows
Italian: Milano, Mondadori, 2003
German: Munich, Carl Hanser, 2004; pback: Frankfurt, Fischer Taschenbuch, 2006
Dutch: Amsterdam, Cossee, 2002
French: Paris, Seuil, 2005
English: London, Bloomsbury, 2005; New York, Farrar, Starus & Giroux, 2005; New York, Picador, 2006
Greek: Athens, Kastaniotis, 2006
Spanish: Barcelona, Seix Barral, 2007
Portuguese: San Paulo, Companhia das Letras, 2008
Swedish: Stockholm, Bonnier, 2009
Serbian: Belgrade, Arhipelag, 2009
Chinese: Zhejiang, Zhejiang Literature and Art, 2012

Lovers and Strangers (2 novellas)
English: London, Bloomsbury, 2005

Death As a Way of Life
German: Munich, Carl Hanser, 2003; pback: Frankfurt, Fischer Taschenbuch, 2006 Dutch: Amsterdam, Cossee, 2003
Italian: Milano, Mondadori, 2003
English: New York, Farrar Strauss & Giroux, 2003; London, Bloomsbury, 2003; New York, Picador, 2004 
Japanese: Tokyo, Hinuzu Shobo, 2004
French: Paris, Seuil, 2003
Spanish: Barcelona, Seix Barral, 2003
Turkish: Istanbul, Varlik Yainlari, 2007

Lion's Honey
Italian: Milan, Rizzoli, 2005
Norwegian: Oslo, Cappelen, 2005
English: Edinburgh, Canongate, 2006
German: Berlin, Berlin Verlag, 2006; Munich, dtv, 2007
Dutch: Amsterdam, de Bezige Bij, 2006
Serbian: Belgrade, Geopoetika, 2006
Danish: Copenhagen, Tiderne Skifter, 2006
Japanese: Tokyo, Kadokawa Shoten, 2006
Russian: Moscow, Otkritii Mir, 2006
Finnish: Helsinki, Tammi, 2006
Swedish: Stockholm, Bonnier, 2006
Portuguese: San Paulo, Companhia das Letras, 2006
Spanish: Barcelona, Salamandra, 2007
Turkish: Istanbul, Merkez Kitaplar, 2007
Greek: Athens, Okeanida, 2008
Hungarian: Budapest, Palatinus, 2009
Chinese: Taipei, Xing guang, 2007
Korean: Seoul, Munhakdongne, 2006

To the End of the Land
Italian: Milan, Mondadori, 2008
German: Munich, Carl Hanser, 2009
Dutch: Amsterdam, Cossee, 2009; Amsterdam, Dwarsligger, 2015
Portuguese: San Paolo, Campanhia Das Letras, 2009; Lisbon, Dom Quixote, 2012  
English: London, Jonathan Cape, 2010; New York, Knopf, 2010; Toronto, McClelland & Stewart, 2010; London, Vintage, 2011
Spanish: Barcelona, Lumen, 2010; Barcelona, Debolsillo, 2011
Catalan: Barcelona, Ediciones 62, 2010
French: Paris, Seuil, 2011; pback: Paris, Points, 2012
Danish: Copenhagen, Vandkunsten, 2011; Gyldendal BookClub, 2012
Swedish: Stockholm, Bonniers, 2011; pocket: 2012 
Norwegian: Oslo, Agora, 2011
Finnish: Helsinki, Otava, 2011
Greek: Athens, Kastaniotis, 2011
Serbian: Belgrade, Arhipelag, 2011
Slovak: Bratislava, Arforum, 2011
Chinese: Shanghai, Shanghai 99, 2011; Taipei, Nanfang jia yuan, 2011 
Romanian: Bucharest, Polirom, 2012
Hungarian: Budapest, Scolar Kiado, 2012; 2013
Czech: Prague, Mlada Fronta, 2013
Bulgarian: Sofia, Altera, 2015

Writing in the Dark: Essays on Literature & Politics
Italian: Milan, Mondadori, 2007
Dutch: Amsterdam, Cossee, 2007
English: New York, Farrar Strauss Giroux, 2008; London, Bloomsbury, 2008; pback: 2009; New York, Picador, 2009
German: Munich, Carl Hanser, 2008
French: Paris, Seuil, 2008
Catalan: Barcelona, Ediciones 62, 2010
Spanish: Barcelona, Debate, 2010; Barcelona, Debolsillo, 2011
Greek: Athens, Scripta, 2011

Falling Out of Time
Italian: Milan, Mondadori, 2012
French: Paris, Seuil, 2012; Points, pback, 2013
Dutch: Amsterdam, Cossee, 2012
Catalan: Barcelona, Ediciones 62, 2012
Spanish: Barcelona, Lumen, 2012; Debolsillo, 2013
Portuguese: San Paulo, Companhia das Letras, 2012
German: Munich, Carl Hanser, 2013; Frankfurt, Fischer Taschenbuch, 2016
English: New York, Knopf, 2014; London, Jonathan Cape, 2014; London, Vintage, 2014
Swedish: Falun, Albert Bonniers, 2014
Danish: Copenhagen, Vandkunsten, 2014
Polish: Warsaw, Świat Książki, 2014
Korean: Seoul, Chaek-Se-Sang, 2016

Frenzy (novella)
Spanish: Barcelona, Lumen, 2011; Barcelona, Debolsillo, 2013

Diesen Krieg kann keener gewinnen
German
: Munich, Carl Hanser, 2003; pback: Frankfurt, S. Fischer, 2006; 2010

A Horse Walks into a Bar
Italian: Milan, Mondadori, 2014
Dutch: Amsterdam, Cossee, 2015
Spanish: Barcelona, Lumen, 2015; pback: Barcelona, Debolsillo 2016
Catalan: Barcelona, Edicions 62, 2015
French: Paris, Éditions du Seuil, 2015
English: London, Jonathan Cape, 2016; New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 2016
German: Munich, Hanser, 2016

CHILDREN & YOUTH 
Duel
German: Hamburg, Carlsen, 1990; Ravensburg, Ravensburger, 1994; (diff. title): Munich, Carl Hanser, 2000; Munich, dtv, 2005 
Dutch: Amsterdam, Van Goor, 1992
English: London, Bloomsbury, 1998; 2004
Italian: Milan, Mondadori, 2001; 2004
Catalan: Barcelona, Cruilla, 2002
Spanish: Madrid, SM, 2003; Mexico City, SM, 2005 
French: Paris, Seuil, 2003
Danish: Copenhagen, Forum, 2010
Portuguese: San Paolo, Companhia das Letras, 2010
Russian: Moscow, Text, 2011
Czech: Prague, Albatros, forthcoming

Riki's Kindergarden (play)
Italian: Milan, Mondadori, 1990 
 
Itamar Series
German: Ravensburg, Otto Maier, 1988 (1 story); Hamburg, Carlsen, 1990 (2 stories); Hamburg, Carlsen, 1991 (2 stories); Ravensburg,  Otto Maier, 1993 (4stories); Munich, Carl Hanser, 1998 
Italian: Milan, Mondadori, 1991; 1997; 2010
Dutch: Amsterdam, De Fontein, 1998 (2 books)
Catalan: Barcelona, Cruilla, 2003
Czech: Prague, Garamond, 2011
French: Paris, Seuil Jeunesse, 2013 

Once There Were Two Monkeys
Italian:
Milan, Mondadori, 1998; 2010
German: Munich, Carl Hanser, 1998
Catalan: Barcelona, Cruilla, 2005

Giraffe Bedtime
Italian: Milan, Mondadori, 2001

Don't Worry Ruthie
Italian: Milan, Mondadori, 1998
Spanish: Barcelona, Montena Mondadori, 2001

Uri's Special Language

Catalan: BarcelonaCruilla, 2009 

Ruti Wants to Sleep & Other Stories
Italian: Milan: Mondadoro, 2010

Who Wants a Piggyback?
Arabic: Tel Aviv, Am Oved, 2012

The Hug
Italian: Milan, Mondadori, 2010
Dutch: Amsterdam, Cossee, 2011
French: Gottingen, Steidl, 2012 
German: Munich, Carl Hanser, 2012
Catalan: Barcelona, Cruilla, 2012
English: New York, Overlook, 2013; London, Duckworth, 2013
Spanish: México D.F/ Madrid, Sexto Piso, 2013

Jonathan, the Effective Detective
Japanese: Tokyo, Mitsumura Kyoiku Tosho, 2014


The Sun Princess
Italian: Milano, Mondadori, 2015
Dutch: Amsterdam, Cossee, 2016

German: Munich, Hanser, 2016

Spanish: Madrid, Sexto Piso, 2016; Mexico City, Sexto Piso, 2016










































































































































































































































































































David Grossman

Books Published in Hebrew

Books in Translation

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