Born in Tel Aviv in 1967, Etgar Keret is a leading voice in Israeli literature and cinema. His five bestselling story collections have been translated into 46 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 the best first feature at Cannes in 2007. Keret and Geffen’s mini-series “The Middleman” (2019) won the best screenplay award at La Rochelle fiction TV festival in France. In 2010 Keret was awarded the Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, and in 2016 he won the Bronfman Prize. His latest collection, Fly Already won the most prestigious literary award in Israel- the Sapir prize (2018).