David Grossman is an Israeli author who has won both the Sapir Prize, for best literary work, and the Bialik Prize, for best Hebrew literature. Grossman served in the Israel Defense Forces in military intelligence. Grossman studied philosophy and drama at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and later worked as an editor and broadcaster at Israel Radio. Grossman has written dozens of books and achieved international acclaim for his works, which have been translated into more than 30 languages. In 2001, he was awarded the annual Sapir Prize, Israel's most prestigious literary award, for his work “Someone to Run With.” In 2004, Grossman was a co-recipient of the Bialik Prize for Literature from the Tel Aviv municipality. In 2007, he received the Emet Prize which recognizes excellence in academic and professional achievements that have significant contributions to Israeli society. Also, he is the recipient of the French Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres Prize, the Buxtehuder Bulle in Germany, and Rome's Premio per la Pace e l'Azione Umitaria, the Premio Ischia-- International Award for Journalism.