Etgar Keret at JFN 2018

Etgar Keret, internationally-acclaimed Israeli writer, addresses the Jewish Funders Network 2018 International Conference in Tel Aviv.

Born in Ramat Gan in 1967, Etgar Keret’s books have been published in more than 40 languages. His writing has been published in The New York Times, Le Monde, The New Yorker, The Guardian, The Paris Review and Zoetrope. Over 60 short movies have been based on his stories. Etgar resides in Tel Aviv and lectures at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. He has received the Book Publishers Association’s Platinum Prize several times, the Prime Minister’s Prize (1996), the Ministry of Culture’s Cinema Prize, the Jewish Quarterly Wingate Prize (UK, 2008) the St Petersburg Public Library’s Foreign Favorite Award (2010) and the Newman Prize (2012). In 2007, he and Shira Geffen won the Cannes Film Festival’s Camera d’Or Award for their movie Jellyfish, and Best Director Award of the French Artists and Writers’ Guild. In 2010, Etgar was honored in France with the decoration of Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. His latest book, The Seven Good Years, was chosen by the Guardian as one of the best biographies and memoirs of 2015. Etgar was the winner of the 2016 Charles Bronfman Prize in recognition of his work imparting an inspiring Jewish humanitarian vision.