Etgar Keret

Etgar Keret

(born 1967) – Israeli prose writer with Polish roots, columnist, film director, lecturer at the Tel Aviv Film School. A master of black humour and short form, one of the best known and most liked Hebrew language writers. His stories are very popular in Israel and abroad. He directed Jellyfish (2006) with Shira Geffen, for which they received an award at Cannes Film Festival. He debuted with a collection of short stories, Pipelines (1991, Polish edition published in 2007). To date, the following works have been published in Poland: Gaza Blues (2000), Pizzeria Kamikadze (2001), Cheap Moon [published as 8% z niczego] (2006), Missing Kissinger (2008), Kneller’s Happy Campers (2009). In 2018, the Dutch duo Stephan Kaas and Rutger Lemm made a biographical documentary about the writer, titled Etgar Keret: Based on a True Story. The writer appeared at a special screening of the film at the Krakow Film Festival. Keret was a guest of the Conrad Festival in 2009 and 2014.