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.
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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).