Etgar Keret, born in Ramat Gan in 1967, is a leading voice in Israeli literature and cinema. His writing has been published in The New York Times, Le Monde, The New Yorker, The Guardian, The Paris Review and Zoetrope. Keret resides in Tel Aviv and lectures at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev as a Full professor. He has received the Book Publishers Association’s Platinum Prize several times, the St. Petersburg Public Library’s Foreign Favorite Award and the Newman Prize. In 2010, Keret was honored in France with the decoration of Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.