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David Grossman to receive German Book Trade Peace Prize

11th June 2010

Israeli author David Grossman will be awarded the German Book Trade Peace Prize for his efforts in bringing about reconciliation in the Middle East.

The author and journalist will receive the 25,000 euro (GBP 20,700) prize at the end of the Frankfurt Book Fair in October.

Grossman's body of work, which has been translated into more than 30 languages, is mainly concerned with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the question of Israeli identity.

The judging panel commented: 'In his novels, essays and reports he tries to understand and describe not only his own position, but also that of those who think otherwise.'

His novel To The End Of The Land was singled out by the judges, who said it shows how national identity can be shaped by language and offers a warning about how communication is affected by conflict.

Previous winners of the German Book Trade Peace Prize include Claudio Magris, Saul Friedlander, Wolf Lepenies and Orhan Pamuk.

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