Ford Hall Forum presents:

An Evening with Etgar Keret, internationally acclaimed best-selling Israeli writer and award-winning filmmaker. The evening’s moderator is Michal Ben-Joseph Hirsch, assistant professor, Government Department, Suffolk University.


Wednesday, September 11, 2019

6:00- 7:30 PM

Modern Theatre

525 Washington Street

Boston, MA 02111

Internationally acclaimed for his short stories, Etgar Keret is hailed as the voice of young Israel. Keret’s books are bestsellers in Israel and have been published in over forty languages. His books include his memoir, The Seven Good Years, The Bus Driver Who Wanted to Be God, and Suddenly a Knock on the Door, which became an instant #1 bestseller in Israel.  Keret’s new book of stories Fly Already won the prestigious Sapir Prize, and is forthcoming in English in September 2019. Keret’s work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and the Paris Review, among many other publications. He is a regular contributor to This American Life. In 2016, Keret was awarded The Charles Bronfman Prize, recognizing his work as inspiring Jewish Values and having global impact. 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.

Praise for Etgar Keret 

“Etgar Keret is a genius…” —The New York Times 

“A brilliant writer…completely unlike any writer I know. The voice of the next generation.” —Salman Rushdie 

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