Thursday April 12, 2018 | 6:30 PM (doors & cash bar at 6 PM)
Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front Street W, Toronto
Tickets: $30 General Admission | $25 Student/Senior (w/valid ID)

Listen to the full conversation on CBC The Sunday Edition here:


“Astounding. . . . [A] magnificently comic and sucker-punch-tragic excursion into brilliance.” — Gary Shteyngart, The New York Times Book Review

Join us for an evening of reading and ideas with award-winning novelist David Grossman, in conversation with renowned CBC radio journalist, Michael Enright.

Winner of the 2017 Man Booker International Prize for fiction in translation, Grossman’s latest novel, A Horse Walks into a Bar, is a poignant exploration of how people confront life’s capricious battering – a searing story of loss and survival.

David Grossman: In Conversation with Michael Enright is presented as part of the Dorothy Shoichet Lecture Series and supported by Media Partner, the Toronto Star.



Community Partners: Centre for Contemporary Jewish Literature at Holy Blossom Temple and Ben McNally Books.

David Grossman was born in Jerusalem. He is the author of numerous works of fiction, non-fiction, 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 award for journalism, Israel’s Emet Prize, the Albatross Prize given by the Günter Grass Foundation, and the Man Booker International Prize.

Michael Enright‘s rich, varied and celebrated journalistic career has spanned 50 years, during which he has held key positions in Canadian media. At CBC Radio, he is the senior broadcast journalist chosen to host news specials on events (9/11, the Gulf War, the war in Afghanistan, the Quebec referendum, Canadian and U.S. elections) and has hosted many of CBC Radio’s flagship programs, including As It Happens, This Morning and currently, The Sunday Edition. He was managing editor of CBC Radio News, held editorial positions with Time and Quest magazines, was a political writer for The Toronto Star, and Washington correspondent for The Globe and Mail. In 2012, he was awarded the Order of Canada.

Image at top: David Grossman, photo by Michael Lionstar.