Etgar Keret

Etgar Keret

  • Israel

Born in Ramat Gan in 1967, Etgar Keret is the most popular writer among
Israeli youth today. Keret started writing in 1992 and has published three
books of short stories, one novella, three books of comics and a children`s
book. Bestsellers in Israel, his books have received international acclaim and
have been translated into numerous languages, including Korean and
Chinese. Missing Kissinger has been listed among the 50 most important
Israeli books of all time. In France, Kneller`s Happy Campers was one of the
Fnac`s 200 books of the decade; the story, “The Nimrod Flip-Out” was
published in Francis Ford Coppola`s magazine, Zoetrope (2004). Over 40
short films have been based on Keret`s stories, one of which won the
American MTV Prize (1998). A number of his stories have also been adapted
for the stage, in Israel and abroad. Keret has received the Book Publishers`
Association`s Platinum Prize several times. He has also been awarded the
Prime Minister`s Prize, and the Ministry of Culture`s Cinema Prize. His
movie, Skin Deep, won 1st Prize at several international film festivals, and
was awarded the Israeli Oscar. Keret is currently a lecturer in the TV and film
Department at Tel Aviv University.

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