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David Grossman: A Horse Walks into a Bar

(Fiction, 208 pp. Hebrew, 2014; English translation, 2017)

Winner of the 2017 Man Book International Prize and National Book Award, this caustic short novel explores the life of a stand-up comic, as revealed in the course of one evening’s performance. In the dance between comic and audience, with barbs flying back and forth, a deeper story begins to take shape.

Discussion Guide from Reading Groups for Everyone

Review from Kirkus Reviews, February 28, 2017

Review, The Guardian, November 5, 2016

Review by Ian Sansom, The Guardian, December 9, 2016

Review by Michael Schaub, NPR, February 23, 2017

Review by Ellen Battersby, Irish Times, October 29, 2016

Review by Stephen Greenblatt, New York Review of Books, April 20, 2017

Review by Ranen Omer-Sherman, Jewish Book Council,

Review by Gary Shteyngart, New York Times, February 27, 2017

David Grossman in conversation with Nicole Krauss at the 92nd Street Y, February 2, 2017 (74 min.)