Being Human

Yotam Ottolenghi, Etgar Keret


Etgar Keret and Yotam Ottolenghi in conversation with Jonathan Freedland

In a unique conversation between these three exceptional contemporaries, you can anticipate being moved, gladdened, transported and made wiser by their exchange of stories, observations and reflections. Their discussion will revolve around their life-changing memories and experiences, taking in fathers, sisters, sons, latest projects, choices taken, places visited, roads as yet untrodden, and maybe, even, favourite foods…

Etgar Keret

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.

Yotam Ottolenghi

Yotam Ottolenghi left academia and journalism in Israel to become a London chef. With his Palestinian partner, Sami Tamimi, he is founder of several gastronomic shops/restaurants and author of two cookbooks.

Jonathan Freedland

Jonathan Freedland is an award-winning journalist, author and broadcaster. He writes a weekly column for The Guardian and is the presenter of BBC Radio 4’s contemporary history series The Long View as well as the co-host (with the Israeli journalist Yonit Levi) of Unholy, a weekly podcast. He has written twelve books, the latest of which is The Escape Artist: the Man Who Broke Out of Auschwitz to Warn the World.