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Israeli novelist David Grossman wins Booker for 'A Horse Walks into A Bar'

The prize was previously a career honour but changed last year to recognise a single book

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The Award has a prize of $64,000 that is split evenly between Grossman (Right) and his translator Jessica Cohen (Left). Photo: Twitter (@ManBookerPrize)
The award has a prize of $64,000 that is split evenly between Grossman (Right) and his translator Jessica Cohen (Left). Photo: Twitter (@ManBookerPrize)

Israeli author has won the Man Prize for his novel ""

The award was announced Wednesday in beat out five other finalists, including fellow Israeli author Amos Oz for the counterpart to Britain's prestigious Prize. Grossman's novel is about a failing stand-up comic and his final performance.


The prize was previously a career honour but changed last year to recognise a single book in a bid to increase the profile of fiction in English-speaking countries.

Last year the prize was awarded to "The Vegetarian" by South Korea's Han Kang.

First Published: Thu, June 15 2017. 16:07 IST
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