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Season 2010 Episode 0407

Etgar Keret: Best-selling Israeli Writer & Filmmaker

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Etgar Keret: Best-selling Israeli Writer & Filmmaker
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"Etgar Keret is a genius..." says the New York Times. Hailed as the voice of young Israel and one of its most radical and extraordinary writers, Keret is internationally acclaimed for his short stories, graphic novels, and writing for film and television.The Girl on the Fridge, The Nimrod Flip-Out, The Bus Driver Who Wanted to Be God, Missing Kissinger, Gaza Blues, and Kneller's Happy Campers. More than forty short movies have been based on his stories. As a filmmaker, he directed Jellyfish -- written by his wife -- which won the Camera d'Or prize at the Cannes Film Festival. Keret's screenplay for Skin Deep was awarded the Israeli Oscar.Keret speaks with Frank Foer, Editor of The New Republic, about moving between literature and film, the process of translation, and the differences between Israeli humor and American Jewish humor.moreless
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