Join us for an evening with Etgar Keret, acclaimed Israeli short story writer and memoirist. Keret will read from his work, talk about his writing process with Adam Rovner, and answer audience questions, live on stage.
Doors open at 7:30 PM at MACC's Wolf Theater. The reading and interview will begin at 8:00 PM. Q&A and book signing to follow.
Etgar Keret's writing has been published in The New York Times, Le Monde, The Guardian, The Paris Review, and Zoetrope. Over 40 short movies have been based on his stories, one of which won the American MTV Prize. His feature film Wristcutters (2006) also won several international awards, and $9.99, based on a number of his short stories, was released to critical acclaim in 2009. Keret lectures at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. He's received the Book Publishers Association`s Platinum Prize, the Prime Minister`s Prize, the Ministry of Culture`s Cinema Prize, the Jewish Quarterly Wingate Prize, and the St. Petersburg Public Library`s Foreign Favorite Award; he was a finalist for the Frank O`Connor Short Story Collection Prize. In 2007, Keret and Shira Gefen won the Cannes Film Festival`s "Camera d`Or" Award for their movie Jellyfish, and Best Director Award of the French Artists and Writers` Guild. In 2010, Keret was honored in France with the decoration of Chevalier de l`Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. His books have been published abroad in 41 languages in 46 countries.
Adam Rovner is Associate Professor of English and Jewish Literature at the University of Denver. He holds an MA from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a PhD from Indiana University-Bloomington. His articles, essays, translations and interviews have appeared in numerous scholarly journals and general interest publications. An accomplished public speaker, Rovner has addressed a variety of audiences in Canada, England, Israel, and the U.S. His short documentary on Jewish territorialism, No Land Without Heaven, has been screened at exhibitions in New York, Paris, and Tel Aviv. He is a dual American-Israeli national and currently lives in Denver, Colorado.