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Etgar Keret: Guest Lecture
Wednesday, 21 Feb 2018
7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Club Spartan - Case Hall - Third Floor
Asian Studies Center
Event Details:

Internationally acclaimed for his short stories, Etgar Keret is hailed as the voice of young Israel. Rarely extending beyond three or four pages, Keret's stories fuse the banal with the surreal and offer a window on a surreal world that is both dark and comic.His books are bestsellers in Israel and have been published in over thirty languages. 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, which became an instant bestseller in Israel.

Keret will join us for both a faculty-moderated panel discussion on his work and an evening lecture where he will discuss The Seven Good Years: A Memoir, in which the constant conflict, casting an absurd light on both the monumental and mundane. In 2016 Keret was awarded The Charles Bronfman Prize for work inspiring Jewish values and having a global impact.

Sponsored by the Jewish Studies Program and co-sponsored by James Madison College, the College of Arts and Letters, the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities, and MSU Hillel Jewish Student Center.