Man Booker International Prize for 2017 given to David Grossman
- Israeli author David Grossman has won the Man Booker
International Prize for 2017 for his novel “A Horse Walks Into a Bar”.
- He beat out five other finalists, including fellow Israeli
author Amos Oz for the counterpart to Britain’s prestigious Booker Prize.
- This novel is about a failing standup comic (Dovaleh
Greenstein) and his final performance. Grossman shared this prize with book’s
translator Jessica Cohen.
- The prize was previously a career honor, but changed last
year to recognize a single book in a bid to increase the profile of
international fiction in English-speaking countries.
- It is worth mentioning that Man Booker International prize
is different from the annual Man Booker Prize, which was also known as Man
Booker Prize for Fiction.
- Man Booker International is an offshoot of Man Booker and is
given every every two years.