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Monday, April 25, 2022 at 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Goldwin Smith Hall, 132
232 East Ave, Central Campus
Etgar Keret is an internationally acclaimed Israeli writer and filmmaker. Known for his short stories, rarely extending beyond three or four pages, Keret fuses the bizarre with the banal, and offers a window on a surreal world that is both dark and comic. Keret's books have been published in over 45 languages and are bestsellers in Israel. His books include "The Bus Driver Who Wanted to Be God," "Missing Kissinger," "The Nimrod flipout," "The Girl on the Fridge," and "Suddenly a Knock on the Door," and "Fly Already," which won the prestigious Sapir Prize. Keret is also the author of a memoir, "The Seven Good Years," in which he contemplates moments of his life against a backdrop of constant conflict, casting an absurd light on both the monumental and mundane. More than 60 short movies have been based on his stories.
A selection of Keret's books will be on sale before and after the lecture. Cash and credit accepted.
Sponsored by Cornell University's Jewish Studies Program, Cornell Hillel and Department of Near Eastern Studies.
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