David Grossman

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“Stories should not protect us, stories should expose us...” Israeli author David Grossman, who received the 2017 Man Booker International Prize for his novel A Horse Walks Into a Bar (Jonathan Cape, 2017) with his translator Jessica Cohen, talks about how all stories are multilayered and some can even trap us.

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Han Kang and Deborah Smith

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“It was like a very nice, pleasant chat.” Korean author Han Kang and translator Deborah Smith speak about working together on The Vegetarian (Portobello Books, 2015), which won the 2016 Man Booker International Prize.

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Kenzaburō Ōe

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“I was fascinated by the tales of my grandmother...it was enough for me. I didn’t need any books.” Nobel Prize-winning novelist Kenzaburō Ōe discusses his life and work in an interview with UC Berkeley's Harry Kreisler in 1999. His latest novel, Death by Water (Grove Press, 2015), is longlisted for the 2016 Man Booker International Prize.

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