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Acclaimed Israeli short story writer is back with stories to delight and perplex you.


Join us to hear Etgar Keret in conversation live from Tel Aviv and to watch his latest film, Outside, in this in-person event at the Randwick Ritz in Sydney.


His latest collection of stories ‘Fly Already’ can be purchased HERE


Praise for Etgar Keret

“If Kafka were reincarnated as a comedy writer in Tel Aviv, his work might look something like this” (The Guardian)

Keret can do more with six . . . paragraphs than most writers can with 600 pages.” (People)


Join Sydney Jewish Writers Festival for a live interview and Q&A with Etgar Keret via Zoom PLUS a screening of Etgar’s latest film, OUTSIDE. Etgar will be interviewed by Michaela Kalowski

WHEN: Thursday, June 3rd at 8pm AEST.

WHERE: Randwick Ritz Cinema, 45 St Pauls St, Randwick


Did you know? You can use your NSW Discover vouchers to purchase tickets to this event!




Etgar Keret was born in Ramat Gan and now lives in Tel Aviv. A winner of the French Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres, The Camera D’Or, and the Charles Bronfman Prize, he is the author of the memoir ‘The Seven Good Years’ and many story collections, most recently ‘Fly Already’. His work has been translated into forty-two languages and has appeared in The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, Wired, The Paris Review, and The New York Times, among many other publications, and on This American Life, where he is a regular contributor.




Michaela Kalowski is an interviewer and moderator for writers and ideas festivals. She’s interviewed writers and thinkers from the worlds of arts, science and politics. Highlight interviews include Margaret Atwood, Amos Oz, Column McCann, Stan Grant, David Mitchell, Trent Dalton, Assaf Gavron, Charlotte Wood and Laura Marling. She’s also conducted radio interviews for ABC Radio National’s The Music Show, Big Ideas & The Bookshelf, ABC Classic and has presented programs on ABC Radio National and Local Radio. She’s the Program Director of the SJWF and in 2020 curated Radio National’s first ever on air writers’ festival, the Big Weekend of Books.

You can purchase Etgar Keret’s latest collection of short stories, “Fly Already” and have it delivered from Gertrude & Alice / 9130 5155

or visit them online www.gertrudeandalice.com.au/product-category/sjwf/


For questions about this event, or to book over the phone, please contact

sjwf@shalom.edu.au or 9381 4000