Author David Grossman in conversation with Orna Hadary

Orna Hadary and David Grossman

Photo: James Royall

Venue: UCL Cruciform Building, W1

Date: Sunday 1 March 2009

Author David Grossman talked to psychoanalyst Orna Hadary about his fiction writing, including his exploration of characters' inner lives and the power of stories to reconcile and exorcise.

David Grossman is a leading Israeli writer of his generation and his work has been translated into 25 languages. He is the author of seven internationally acclaimed novels, and two powerful journalistic accounts, as well as a number of children's books and a play. Grossman has been presented with numerous awards including Chevalier de l’Ordre des Artes et des Lettres (France), Valumbrosa Prize (Italy) and the EMET Award 2007 (Israel).

Orna Hadary studied Hebrew literature and psychology before qualifying as a clinical psychologist in Israel. She trained as a psychoanalyst at the Institute of Psychoanalysis in London and currently works in private practice. She is also a visiting lecturer at the Tavistock Centre and at other psychotherapy organisations.