Cel­e­brate Jew­ish Book Month with #30days30authors! In hon­or of the 90th anniver­sary of Fan­ny Gold­stein’s trib­ute to Jew­ish books in the West End’s branch of the Boston Pub­lic Library, Jew­ish Book Coun­cil invit­ed 30 lead­ing authors, one for each day of the month, to answer a few ques­tions. See the whole col­lec­tion of videos here



Born in Ramat Gan in 1967, Etgar Keret is the most pop­u­lar writer among Israel’s younggen­er­a­tion and has also received inter­na­tion­al acclaim. His writ­ing has been pub­lished in The­New York Times, Le Monde, The New York­er, The Guardian, The Paris Review and Zoetrope.Over 60 short movies have been based on his sto­ries. Keret resides in Tel Aviv and lec­tures atBen-Guri­on Uni­ver­si­ty of the Negev. He has received the Book Pub­lish­ers Asso­ci­a­tion’s­Plat­inum Prize sev­er­al times, the Prime Min­is­ter’s Prize (1996), the Min­istry of Cul­ture’sCin­e­ma Prize, the Jew­ish Quar­ter­ly Wingate Prize (UK, 2008) the St Peters­burg Pub­li­cLi­brary’s For­eign Favorite Award (2010) and the New­man Prize (2012). In 2007, Keret and­Shi­ra Gef­fen won the Cannes Film Fes­ti­val’s Cam­era d’Or” Award for their movie Jel­ly­fish,and Best Direc­tor Award of the French Artists and Writ­ers’ Guild. In 2010, Keret was hon­oredin France with the dec­o­ra­tion of Cheva­lier de l’Or­dre des Arts et des Let­tres. His books have­been pub­lished abroad in 36 lan­guages in 39 coun­tries. His lat­est book, The Sev­en GoodYears, was recent­ly pub­lished in the U.S and Europe.


Want more Etgar Keret? Click here to enter our give­away and win a free copy of his sem­i­nal col­lec­tion of short sto­ries, The Bus Dri­ver Who Want­ed to Be God, which was just reis­sued ear­li­er this month.

For more videos and more authors, go to the 30 Days, 30 Authors page.