profile of Israeli author David Grossman
“A child radio star-turned news anchor, David Grossman lost his job on Israel’s version of the Today programme in 1988 for quarrelling with the official line. He refused to bury news that the Palestinian leadership had declared its own state and, for the first time, conceded Israel’s right to exist. (…) Next day he read in the newspapers that he had been sacked. Grossman had already published a children’s book, a short story collection, a novel and The Yellow Wind, a non-fiction work condemning 20 years of Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. But the sacking, he says with satisfaction, “doomed me to be a writer”. ”
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