Past Events

Past EventsMonday, March 1

Extremely Bad and Incredibly Cruel

Jonathan Safran Foer
Etgar Keret

Etgar Keret stopped eating meat aged five after his father told him that hunters killed Bambi’s mother in order to eat her. Jonathan Safran Foer was inspired by his grandmother, a Holocaust survivor, to repudiate indifference and hypocrisy. This led him to seek the truth about the way animals are farmed, the damage this causes to both to the environment and our health.

Could vegetarianism be the new kashrut? No need to eat meat to be incisive, funny and brilliant.

Jonathan Safran Foer, the author of Everything is Illuminated, is a philosopher by education and author and artist by trade, married to the writer Nicole Krauss. His most recent work of non-fiction is Eating Animals.

Etgar Keret is one of the leading voices in Israeli literature and cinema, his short stories, novellas and graphic novels translated in twenty-six languages. His film Jellyfish won the Camera d'Or at the Cannes Festival. Keret teaches in Ben Gurion University’s Hebrew Literature department.

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Jonathan Safran Foer discusses his novel Here I Am with Hephzibah Anderson at an out-of-festival event.