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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.
Gaza Blues and Beyond
With no common political agenda, nor even a desire to talk politics together, Israeli author Etgar Keret and Palestinian author Samir El-youssef have forged a remarkable literary collaboration. In Gaza Blues (2004), a book of short stories and a novella, they place their fictional voices alongside one another in an exploration of various aspects of the Israel-Palestine conflict. With Linda Grant, these two writers discussed their aim of making the “conflict more complex… as human l...
Hebrew Language Session

Etgar Keret’s latest collection of short stories, The Nimrod Flip-Out (2005), confirms his reputation as Israel’s bestselling young writer and new national conscience. Keret read from these ‘bite-sized satiric tales’ and discussed ‘the difficulty of life and the easiness of writing.’

Bookniks: Postcards From the Unholy Land
Viewed from the outside, Israel sometimes appears to be a maelstrom of violence, insecurity and religious-secular conflict. But Israel is also a hub of creative energy with its emerging subcultures producing often radical and highly distinctive art in a number of fields. “Postcards from the Unholy Land” discussed the significance of the new Israeli culture with some of its most idiosyncratic and interesting practitioners. What are the implications of the vibrancy of Israeli culture for th...
Missing Kissinger

Etgar Keret’s short stories are fast paced and precise, hilarious and off-the-wall, they are also dark, sometimes violent, and often intensely poignant. They are, in short, brilliant. He discussed his very special world with journalist Hephzibah Anderson.

Extremely Bad and Incredibly Cruel

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.

Stories about Stories: Etgar Keret Masterclass

This was a unique opportunity to meet with award-winning writer Etgar Keret who read some stories about writing (some yet unpublished) and spoke about the creative process. This was followed by a serious discussion about story writing.

Being Human
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, favourit...