David Grossman 311 AP.
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BERLIN — Germany's book publishers' association said Sunday that it had awarded Israeli author David Grossman its 2010 Peace Prize in honor of his support for reconciliation between Israel and the Palestinians.
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German news agency DAPD quoted Grossman as saying Sunday upon receiving the prize that only peace will provide Israel with a homeland and a future.
Grossman stressed that peace would finally allow Israelis to experience
something unheard of for them — "the feeling of a stable existence."
Grossman's son was killed by a Hizbullah missile in 2006.
The author received the $35,000 prize during the annual Frankfurt Book
Past winners include Orhan Pamuk, Susan Sontag, Amos Oz, Vaclav Havel
and Mario Vargas Llosa — who also received the Nobel Prize in