Quote Originally Posted by Hrabal78 View Post
Applefeld is Israeli but writes little about life there. Most of his work focuses on Jewish life in Europe before, during and after World War II. He is relatively apolitical or, at least, does not really voice his opinion on political issues/the conflict one way or the other.

I think Grossman is the most left-leaning of the trio but, as you said, I do not really see an Israeli winning the prize given the political climate in the region. When Agnon won in '66 (year before the infamous '67 conflict) the political climate was not as charged. As much as I would like to see Oz win, I do not see it happening.
Grossman has an excellent chance to win, if not now then later, due to his compelling personal story, his politics (including his journalism), his relative youth, and of course his outstanding artistry.