The Rita E. Hauser Forum for the Arts
David Grossman

Facts of Life and Death

Free and open to the public. Tickets are required and available beginning Tuesday, September 29 at the Harvard Box Office. Tickets will also be available by phone (617-496-2222) and internet ( for a fee. Limit two tickets per person. Tickets valid until 5:45pm. Doors will open at 5:30pm.


Born in Jerusalem in 1954, David Grossman is a leading Israeli writer of his generation, and his work has been translated into more than thirty languages. He is the author of eight internationally acclaimed novels and two powerful journalistic accounts, as well as a number of children’s books and a play. His latest book, Falling Out of Time, was published in 2014. In a New York Times review of Grossman's 2010 novel To the End of the Land, Colm Toibin wrote, “He weaves the essences of private life into the tapestry of history with deliberate and delicate skill; he has created a panorama of breathtaking emotional force, a masterpiece of pacing, of dedicated storytelling, with his characters whose lives are etched with extraordinary, vivid detail . . . . To say this is an antiwar book is to put it too mildly, and in any case such labels do an injustice to its great sweep, the levels of its sympathy. . . . This is one of those few novels that feel as though they have made a difference to the world.”

Arrangements for the appearance of David Grossman made through Greater Talent Network, Inc., NYC.

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