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Etgar Keret

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Etgar Keret is a fiction writer, graphic novelist, and playwright from Israel. He has published several short story collections in English, among them The Bus Driver Who Wanted to be God and Other Stories and The Nimrod Flipout. His writings have been translated into twenty-two languages, and forty short movies have been based on his stories. His awards include the Book Publishers Association's Platinum Prize, the Prime Minister's Prize, and the Ministry of Culture's Cinema Prize. His movie, Malka Lev Adom [Skin Deep], won an Israeli Film Academy award and first place in the Munich International Festival of Film Schools. The film Meduzot [Jellyfish], which he co-directed with his wife, Shira Geffen, won the Camera D'Or at the Cannes Film Festival, which recognizes the best film by debut directors. He teaches film at Ben Gurion University.

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