The Dark & the Surreal: Etgar Keret in Conversation w/ Ayelet Waldman

Organization Osher Marin JCC
Date/Time Sunday 5/7/2017 7p.m. to 10p.m.
Osher Marin JCC
200 N. San Pedro Road
Marin - San Rafael
Cost $10 to $20
Age Range Mixed Ages
Categories Books

Etgar Keret, the iconic Israeli writer and award-winning filmmaker, will discuss selections from his vast body of short stories, focusing on "dark matter": the absurdist humor and surreal thematic elements found in the extraordinary and mundane elements of daily life. He will be joined in conversation by the local New York Times-bestselling author, Ayelet Waldman, in an exploration of his work, and how it reflects and refracts the world we currently inhabit.

A book signing will follow the program. A selection of Keret's books will be available for sale.

Underwritten by Brian and Caroline Lurie with support from the Haas Senior Fund, Larry and Deborah Stadtner and The Peleh Fund, in association with Congregation Rodef Sholom.

TICKETING $15 Members / $20 Public / $10 Kids (17 & Under)

DAY-OF-PRICE: $25 (Members & Public)

TICKET INFO: 415-444-8000


Internationally acclaimed for his short stories, Etgar Keret is hailed as the voice of young Israel and is one of its most radical and extraordinary writers. Rarely extending beyond three or four pages, Keret's stories fuse the banal with the surreal, and offer a window on a surreal world that is both dark and comic. Keret's books are bestsellers in Israel and have been published in over thirty languages. His books include The Bus Driver Who Wanted to Be God, Missing Kissinger, The Girl on the Fridge, and Suddenly a Knock on the Door, which became an instant #1 bestseller in Israel.


Ayelet Waldman is the author of A Really Good Day: How Microdosing Made a Mega Difference in My Mood, My Marriage, and My Life, the novels Love and
Treasure, Red Hook Road, Love and Other Impossible Pursuits, and Daughter's Keeper, as well as of the essay collection Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities, and Occasional Moments of Grace and the Mommy-Track Mystery series.

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