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Etgar Keret

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Etgar Keret

Etgar Keret is a fiction writer, graphic novelist, and playwright from Israel. He has published several short story collections in English, among them The Bus Driver Who Wanted to be God and Other Stories and The Nimrod Flipout. His writings have been translated into twenty-two languages, and forty short movies have been based on his stories. His awards include the Book Publishers Association's Platinum Prize, the Prime Minister's Prize, and the Ministry of Culture's Cinema Prize. His movie, Malka Lev Adom [Skin Deep], won an Israeli Film Academy award and first place in the Munich International Festival of Film Schools. The film Meduzot [Jellyfish], which he co-directed with his wife, Shira Geffen, won the Camera D'Or at the Cannes Film Festival, which recognizes the best film by debut directors. He teaches film at Ben Gurion University.

Articles by Etgar Keret

Ludwig and I Kill Hitler for No Reason (or, A Berlin Springtime)
By Etgar Keret
“Another piece of pepperoni?” Ludwig offered generously. “Thanks, I'm full.” I patted my stomach. “Full,” Ludwig repeated the word, enchanted. “It's been…
Translated from Hebrew by Miriam Shlesinger
Gulliver in Icelandic
By Etgar Keret
On my first day, I was overcome with dread. It wasn't even four in the afternoon and the sun had set long ago. They turn on the streetlamps here by two, two-thirty, and in the brief spell of sunshine,…
Translated from Hebrew by Miriam Shlesinger
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