Award-winning Israeli writer-activist to speak March 7 Author noted for antiwar and Holocaust literature, journalism


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Acclaimed Israeli author and peace activist David Grossman will speak at the University of Louisville March 7.

                His free, public talk — “An Evening with David Grossman” – is the third annual Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence lecture at UofL. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. in Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library, with a book-signing session afterward.

    Grossman also will lead a free, public master class at 3 p.m. March 7 in Room 300, Bingham Humanities Building, as part of the university’s Axton Reading Series.

                Grossman’s internationally noted novels and journalistic works have been translated into more than 35 languages and have earned several Israeli literary prizes.

                His fiction includes the 2017 release of “A Horse Walks into a Bar,” set in a small Israeli town. His antiwar novel “To the End of the Land” appeared on more than a dozen Top 10 Books of 2010 lists. His drama-prose-poetry work “Falling Out of Time” about parents’ grief stemmed from the killing of his soldier son in the Second Lebanon War. Other fiction includes the Holocaust work “See Under: Love,” “Someone to Run With,” The Book of Intimate Grammar” and “The Smile of the Lamb.” His nonfiction includes “Writing in the Dark: Essays on Literature and Politics,” “Death as a Way of Life: Israel Ten Years after Oslo,” “Sleeping on a Wire: Conversations with Palestinians in Israel” and “The Yellow Wind.”

                Other support for the College of Arts and Sciences event comes from the Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence, Hillel of Louisville, Commonwealth Center for the Humanities and Society, Office of Diversity and International Affairs, International Student and Scholar Services, Liberal Studies Project and the English and comparative humanities departments.

                For more information, contact Ranen Omer-Sherman at 502-852-6842 or


    Judy Hughes
    Judy Hughes is a senior communications and marketing coordinator for UofL’s Office of Communications and Marketing and associate editor of UofL Magazine. She previously worked in news as a writer and editor for a daily newspaper and The Associated Press.