Chicago, IL
Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Presented in cooperation with the Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest

A Conversation with Israeli Author and BGU Lecturer

moderated by
Jan Lisa Huttner, aka Second City Tzivi
Monthly columnist on Arts and Culture for Chicago’s JUF News

Friday, August 27, 2010
11:45 a.m.

A light kosher lunch will be provided.

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Etgar Keret’s participation is made possible by the Israel Studies Project of the Jewish United Fund and the University of Illinois.

Etgar Keret’s books will be available for purchase at the event.

Hailed as the voice of young Israel and one of its most radical and extraordinary writers and filmmakers, Etgar Keret is internationally acclaimed for his short stories. Born in Tel Aviv in 1967, his books are bestsellers in Israel and have been published in 22 languages. His most recent book Suddenly a Knock on the Door became an instant #1 bestseller in Israel and is forthcoming in the United States. Keret has received the Book Publishers Association’s Platinum Prize several times, the Chevalier Medallion of France’s Order of Arts and Letters, and has been awarded the Prime Minister’s Prize and the Ministry of Culture’s Cinema Prize. More than 40 short movies have been based on his stories, one of which won the American MTV Prize in 1998. Keret is currently teaching literature and writing in the Department of Hebrew Literature at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

Time: 11:45 AM

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