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One of Israel’s most revolutionary and remarkable writers is coming to Louisville on Sunday, October 26th. Congregation Adath Jeshurun, along with the Jewish Community Center of Louisville proudly present Etgar Keret at Congregation Adath Jeshurun at 7 p.m. The event, including an author reading, book signing, and dessert, will be the kick-off event for the Jewish Community Center’s annual Jewish Festival of the Book. It is made possible through the support of the congregations’ Selina Altman Memorial Lecture Fund and a grant from the Jewish Community Federation’s Foundation for Planned Giving.

Keret is known as the voice of young Israel. Since 1992 he has built a reputation writing collections of short stories, including The Girl On The Fridge, The Bus Driver Who Wanted To Be God, Missing Kissinger, and Gaza Blues. His stories have been translated into 22 languages and have been the foundation for over 40 short movies. His books are hilarious and entertaining, yet at the same time dark and sometimes violent. He illuminates the everyday experiences of people living in Israel, mostly children, who contemplate a world both very funny and very sad at the same time.

Keret has been given several awards for his stories as well as the film Jellyfish, one he and his wife Shira Geffen directed. It was awarded the Camera d’Or prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 2007.

This event promises to be both entertaining and invigorating. Don’t miss this one of a kind opportunity to meet and hear from one of the world’s hippest writers.

 


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