Etgar Keret was Born in Tel Aviv in 1967. His writing has been published in the New York Times, Le Monde, the Guardian, the Paris Review and Zoetrope. Over forty short movies have been based on his stories. His feature film Wristcutters (2006) also won several international awards, and $9.99, based on a number of his short stories, was released to critical acclaim in 2009. His latest book, The Seven Good Years (2015), is published by Granta. Keret lectures at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. He has received the Book Publishers Association’s Platinum Prize several times, the Prime Minister’s Prize and the Ministry of Culture’s Cinema Prize. In 2010, Keret was honoured in France with the decoration of Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. His books have been published abroad in thirty-one languages in thirty-five countries.