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David Grossman 2015 St. Louis Literary Award Recipient

David Grossman

David Grossman

Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108

The Saint Louis University Library Associates presented the 2015 St. Louis Literary Award to celebrated Israeli author David Grossman on Wednesday, September 30 at 7 p.m. at the Sheldon Concert Hall.

Nine Network Specials

Nine was at the Sheldon Concert Hall in September to tape the award ceremony honoring the author of novels, non-fiction and children’s books. Click on the video below to watch the St. Louis Literary Award Broadcast.

Literary award video recipient David Grossman

This free event was open to the public and included a presentation by David Grossman.

A Dessert and Drinks Reception followed the Award Ceremony at 8:30pm in the Media Commons of KETC (3655 Olive St.), adjacent to the Sheldon Concert Hall.

Autographed copies of David Grossman’s books were available for purchase at the event from Left Bank Books.

For more information, please call (314) 977-3100 or e-mail:

SLU Community Read of Falling Out of Time

The Saint Louis University Library Associates sponsored a SLU Community Read of Falling Out of Time. Participants received a free copy of the book and a ticket to join the small group discussions, which was held at Cupples House on September 28 from 3:30-5:00 p.m. and led by members of the SLU faculty and staff. Refreshments were provided. The event was free and open to all members of the SLU community and their guests. Registration was required.

About David Grossman

"There are some writers in whose words one recognizes the texture of life. David Grossman is such a writer." -- Yann Martel, author of Life of Pi

David Grossman is internationally recognized as one of the most important literary and civic voices in Israel today.

Grossman has written novels, short stories and novellas, drama, and a number of books for children and youth. He has also published several books of non-fiction, including interviews with Palestinians and Israeli Arabs.

Among numerous honors and international awards, Grossman was decorated as Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (France, 1998) and received an Honorary Doctorate from Florence University (2008). His books have been published in 35 languages.

About the St. Louis Literary Award

The St. Louis Literary Award honors the greatest writers of our time and celebrates the contributions of literature in enriching our lives.

For the past fifty years, the Saint Louis University Library Associates have conferred the St. Louis Literary Award on the most important writers of our time, including W. H. Auden, Barbara Tuchman, Tennessee Williams, James A. Michener, Eudora Welty, Saul Bellow, Joyce Carol Oates, and Edward Albee, among many other distinguished masters of the written word.

About the St. Louis University Library Associates

In 1964, SLU President Fr. Paul Reinert established the Saint Louis University Library Associates to create a closer relationship between SLU and the greater St. Louis community and to enhance the world class collections of Saint Louis University Libraries. The St. Louis Literary Award, presented annually by the Library Associates, is now known as one of the top literary prizes in the country.

For more information, please visit Saint Louis University Library Associates.