Etgar Keret

Etgar Keret

Born in Tel Aviv in 1967, Etgar Keret is a leading voice in Israeli literature and cinema. He is the author of five bestselling story collections, which have been translated into thirty-five languages. His writing has been published in the New York Times, Le Monde, the Guardian, the New Yorker, the Paris Review and Esquire. He has also written a number of screenplays, and Jellyfish, his first film as a director alongside his wife Shira Geffen, won the Caméra d'Or prize for best first feature at Cannes in 2007. In 2010 he was awarded the Chevalier medallion of France's Order of Arts and Letters.  www.etgarkeret.com