David Grossman, Booker Prize winner and critic of Israel's Palestine policy, wins country's top prize for literature
Grossman, who won the 2017 Man Booker International Prize for fiction, will receive the Israel Prize on Independence Day in April.
Israeli author David Grossman won the Man Booker International Prize on Wednesday, 14 June 2017, for his novel A Horse Walks Into a Bar. He will share the £50,000 ($64,000) award with translator Jessica Cohen.
Literary circles are abuzz with speculation ahead of Thursday's Nobel Literature Prize announcement, with award watchers suggesting this year's honours could go to a controversial writer such as Syrian-born poet Adonis.
Once every year, book-lovers from around the world gather in Jaipur like a cult gathering for some sacred annual ritual. This year I went to the city to cover this ritual, the "world's largest free literature festival", the Jaipur Literature Festival.