Israeli Authors Oz, Grossman Up For Intl Fiction Prize
March 16, 2017| Two Israeli writers are among the 13 nominees on the longlist for the Man Booker International Prize, which honors global fiction translated into English. Seventy-seven-year-old Amos Oz, considered Israel’s most famous living author, was nominated for “Judas,” his first novel in a decade. Also making the list was Israeli David Grossman, for “A Horse Walks Into a Bar.” On April 20, a shortlist of six books that have been translated into English will be announced by the prize foundation, considered among the world’s most prominent literature awards. The winner will be proclaimed at a London award ceremony on June 14 that will celebrate the top global fiction translated into English. The winning author and translator will split the grand prize of £50,000 ($61,000).