More Than I Love My Life

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Knopf Publishing Group
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6.01 X 8.53 X 1.21 inches | 1.08 pounds

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About the Author

DAVID GROSSMAN was born in Jerusalem. He is the author of numerous works of fiction, nonfiction, and children's literature. His writing has appeared in The New Yorker and has been translated into more than forty languages. He is the recipient of many prizes, including the French Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, the Buxtehuder Bulle in Germany, Rome's Premio per la Pace e l'Azione Umanitaria, the Premio Ischia International Journalism Award, Israel's EMET Prize, the Man Booker International Prize, and the Albatross Prize given by the Günter Grass Foundation. He lives in Jerusalem. JESSICA COHEN translates contemporary Israeli prose, poetry, and other creative work. She shared the 2017 Man Booker International Prize with David Grossman, for her translation of A Horse Walks into a Bar, and has translated works by major Israeli writers, including Amos Oz, Etgar Keret, Ronit Matalon and Nir Baram.


"Tender and disquieting . . . Grossman shines a light on the victims of the violent split between Tito and Stalin, as well as on the stories people tell themselves to explain, survive, and forgive. And in Vera, who is nimble and sharp at 90, endlessly self-mythologizing, and possessed of a broken Hebrew that Cohen renders into idiosyncratic broken English, the author has created an unforgettable character. This adds another remarkable achievement to Grossman's long list." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Powerful . . . Grossman performs a deft exploration of how trauma impacts succeeding generations." --Kristine Huntley, Booklist

Praise from abroad for More Than I Love My Life

"To turn a 'true story' into a true story--universal and precise, haunted by destiny and graced with a complete humanity--requires the wisdom of a narrator like Grossman." --Alessandro Zaccuri, Avvenire (Italy)

"A superb depiction of three generations of women in which the author fleshes out an absence." --Florence Noiville, Le Monde (France)

"Captivating . . . David Grossman is a master of the literature of redemption." --Volker Weidermann, Der Spiegel (Germany)

"To Grossman, it is something beyond politics and psychology that is important, something that is difficult to put into words, but which he nevertheless embodies: that life is, after all, better than death." --Ingrid Elam, DN (Sweden)