Etgar Keret, 1967-

Born in Ramat Gan to Holocaust survivors, Keret is internationally renowned for quirky, darkly humorous short stories, novels and screenplays exploring such themes as love, death, morality and the meaning of life. His influences include Kafka, Vonnegut and Faulkner. He teaches writing at Ben-Gurion and Tel Aviv universities. His awards include the Charles Bronfman Prize and the Sapir Prize.

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