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Best-Selling Israeli Writer Award-winning Filmmaker

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 Etgar Keret Biography

Hailed as the voice of young Israel and one of its most radical and extraordinary writers, Etgar Keret is internationally acclaimed for his short stories. Born in Tel Aviv in 1967 to an extremely diverse family, his brother heads an Israeli group that lobbies for the legalization of marijuana, and his sister is an orthodox Jew and the mother of ten children. Keret regards his family as a microcosm of Israel. His book, The Nimrod Flip-Out, (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2006), is a collection of 32 short stories that captures the craziness of life in Israel today. Rarely extending beyond three or four pages, these stories fuse the banal with the surreal. Shot through with a dark, tragicomic sensibility and casual, comic-strip violence, he offers a window on a surreal world that is at once funny and sad.

His books are bestsellers in Israel and have been published in over thirty languages. Books include Bus Driver Who Wanted to Be God (2004, St. Martin’s Press); Missing Kissinger (2007, Chatto & Windus); and Gaza Blues (2004). In France, Kneller’s Happy Campers is listed as one of the Fnac’s two-hundred books of the decade, and The Nimrod Flip-Out was published in Francis Ford Coppola’s magazine Zoetrope (2004). His most recent book Suddenly a Knock on the Door (2010) became an instant #1 bestseller in Israel. His next book, The Seven Good Years, a nonfiction account of his personal life, is due in 2015. Keret has received the Book Publishers Associations Platinum Prize several times, the Chevalier medallion of France’s Order of Arts and Letters, and has been awarded the Prime Ministers Prize and the Ministry of Culture`s Cinema Prize. More than forty short movies have been based on his stories, one of which won the American MTV Prize (1998). Keret’s stories have even inspired Polish architect Jakub Szczesny to build in Warsaw the narrowest house in the world (38 inches wide). The house was named after Keret, who will be using the house for several years.

As a filmmaker, Keret is the writer of several feature screenplays, including Skin Deep (1996), which won First Prize at several international film festivals and was awarded the Israeli Oscar. Wrist Cutters, featuring Tom Waits, was released in August 2007. Jellyfish, his first movie as a director along with his wife Shira Geffen, won the coveted Camera d’Or prize for best first feature at the Cannes Film Festival 2007. The animated feature film $9.99, based on several of Keret’s stories, marries the tradition of Jewish self-flagellating humor with uncanny absurdity. The film shows us miracles coexisting with the mundane, and offers a beguiling view of what hope looks like in a hauntingly fragmented world. Keret, at present, teaches at Ben Guryon University.

Books
The Seven Good Years: A Memoir

The Seven Good Years: A Memoir

Speaking Topics
  • Is Reality Overrated?

  • The Dark and the Surreal World of Etgar Keret

  • The Keret House in Warsaw

  • What Animal Are you?

  • The Seven Good Years

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Etgar Keret

Best-Selling Israeli Writer Award-winning Filmmaker

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Etgar Keret Biography

Hailed as the voice of young Israel and one of its most radical and extraordinary writers, Etgar Keret is internationally acclaimed for his short stories. Born in Tel Aviv in 1967 to an extremely diverse family, his brother heads an Israeli group that lobbies for the legalization of marijuana, and his sister is an orthodox Jew and the mother of ten children. Keret regards his family as a microcosm of Israel. His book, The Nimrod Flip-Out, (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2006), is a collection of 32 short stories that captures the craziness of life in Israel today. Rarely extending beyond three or four pages, these stories fuse the banal with the surreal. Shot through with a dark, tragicomic sensibility and casual, comic-strip violence, he offers a window on a surreal world that is at once funny and sad.

His books are bestsellers in Israel and have been published in over thirty languages. Books include Bus Driver Who Wanted to Be God (2004, St. Martin’s Press); Missing Kissinger (2007, Chatto & Windus); and Gaza Blues (2004). In France, Kneller’s Happy Campers is listed as one of the Fnac’s two-hundred books of the decade, and The Nimrod Flip-Out was published in Francis Ford Coppola’s magazine Zoetrope (2004). His most recent book Suddenly a Knock on the Door (2010) became an instant #1 bestseller in Israel. His next book, The Seven Good Years, a nonfiction account of his personal life, is due in 2015. Keret has received the Book Publishers Associations Platinum Prize several times, the Chevalier medallion of France’s Order of Arts and Letters, and has been awarded the Prime Ministers Prize and the Ministry of Culture`s Cinema Prize. More than forty short movies have been based on his stories, one of which won the American MTV Prize (1998). Keret’s stories have even inspired Polish architect Jakub Szczesny to build in Warsaw the narrowest house in the world (38 inches wide). The house was named after Keret, who will be using the house for several years.

As a filmmaker, Keret is the writer of several feature screenplays, including Skin Deep (1996), which won First Prize at several international film festivals and was awarded the Israeli Oscar. Wrist Cutters, featuring Tom Waits, was released in August 2007. Jellyfish, his first movie as a director along with his wife Shira Geffen, won the coveted Camera d’Or prize for best first feature at the Cannes Film Festival 2007. The animated feature film $9.99, based on several of Keret’s stories, marries the tradition of Jewish self-flagellating humor with uncanny absurdity. The film shows us miracles coexisting with the mundane, and offers a beguiling view of what hope looks like in a hauntingly fragmented world. Keret, at present, teaches at Ben Guryon University.

Etgar Keret Books

Etgar Keret Speaking Topics

  • Is Reality Overrated?

  • The Dark and the Surreal World of Etgar Keret

  • The Keret House in Warsaw

  • What Animal Are you?

  • The Seven Good Years

FAQs on booking Etgar Keret

  • How to book Etgar Keret?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Etgar Keret for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Etgar Keret, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Etgar Keret or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Etgar Keret?

    Booking fees for Etgar Keret, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Etgar Keret, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Etgar Keret?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Etgar Keret for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Etgar Keret for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Etgar Keret or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Etgar Keret or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Etgar Keret is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Is Reality Overrated?, The Dark and the Surreal World of Etgar Keret, The Keret House in Warsaw, What Animal Are you? and The Seven Good Years. The estimated speaking fee range to book Etgar Keret for your event is available upon request. Etgar Keret generally travels from Israel and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Travis Keller, Autumn de Wilde, Ryan Murphy, Jeremy Pollack and Steve Lovelace. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Etgar Keret for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Etgar Keret Speaking Topics

  • Is Reality Overrated?

  • The Dark and the Surreal World of Etgar Keret

  • The Keret House in Warsaw

  • What Animal Are you?

  • The Seven Good Years

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