Renowned Israeli writer and filmmaker Etgar Keret will speak at the University of Louisville on Friday, October 16, at 3 p.m. about his recent critical success, the memoir The Seven Good Years. The program will be in Cochran Auditorium in Strickler Hall. Keret will also be the guest speaker at The Temple during Shabbat services at 7 p.m. the same day.
Hailed as the voice of young Israel and one of its extraordinary writers, Keret is internationally acclaimed for his short stories that capture the craziness of Israeli life and the human condition at large. Shot through with a dark, tragicomic sensibility, he offers a window on a surreal world that is at once funny and sad. The Seven Good Years is described as a wise, witty memoir, full of wonder and love, poignant insights and irrepressible humor.
This program is sponsored by the University of Louisville’s Jewish Studies Program and the Division of Humanities.