Best-Selling Israeli Writer/Filmmaker at Ford Hall Forum

Etgar Keret to share his dark & comic worldview

Ford Hall Forum at Suffolk University will present a conversation with internationally acclaimed short-story writer and award-winning filmmaker Etgar Keret, who has been hailed as the voice of young Israel.

The forum, to be moderated by Political Science & Legal Studies professor Michal Ben-Josef Hirsch, will take place from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at Suffolk’s Modern Theatre, 525 Washington St., Boston

"A story should always be smarter than the person writing it." —Etgar Keret

Keret’s books are bestsellers in Israel and have been published in more than 40 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. Keret’s new book of stories, Fly Already, won the prestigious Sapir Prize. In 2016, Keret was awarded The Charles Bronfman Prize.

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. Jellyfish, his first movie as a director along with his wife Shira Geffen, won the coveted Camera d’Or prize for best first feature at the Cannes Film Festival 2007.

The forum is free and open to the public.

Read the New York Times profile of Etgar Keret