Tel Aviv Noir

Assaf Gavron (Editor) Etgar Keret (Editor)
& 13 more

Product Details

$15.95  $14.67
Akashic Books
Publish Date
October 07, 2014
5.2 X 0.9 X 8.2 inches | 0.6 pounds

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About the Author

Etgar Keret was born in Tel Aviv in 1967. He is the author of five collections of short stories, three children's books, and three graphic novels. His writing has been published in the New Yorker, Zoetrope, and the Paris Review. His books have been translated into thirty-four languages and published in over thirty-eight countries. In 2007, Keret and Shira Geffen won the Cannes Film Festival's Camรฉra d'Or Award for their movie Jellyfish. In 2010, Keret received the Chevalier Medallion of France's Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. He is the coeditor of Tel Aviv Noir.

Assaf Gavron is an Israeli writer and translator. He is the author of five novels and a short story collection. His fiction has been translated to many languages and adapted to the stage and cinema. He is the winner of several awards including the Israeli Prime Minister's Creative Award for Authors, Buch fรผr die Stadt in Germany, and Prix Courrier International in France. Gavron is responsible for the highly regarded English-to-Hebrew translations of J.D. Salinger's Nine Stories, Philip Roth's Portnoy's Complaint, and Jonathan Safran Foer's novels. He is the coeditor of Tel Aviv Noir.


"For anyone interested in some of Israel's best younger writers, as well as the seamy underside of its most populous city, Tel Aviv Noir will keep your adrenaline flowing at any hour."
--Jewish Book Council

"Distinct Tel Aviv neighborhoods...lay bare their gritty, less-than-lovely aspects....Even the seamiest side of Tel Aviv is briefly redeemed."
--Lilith Magazine

"This is a terrific collection to pick up, read a story or two, then return to, for different slices of life in Israel."
--Chicaco Jewish Star

"Excellent....It is delightful to discover these writers....This book will shine a different light on your next visit to Israel."
--CJ: Voices of Conservative/Masorti Judaism

"An ambitious collection of unique stories told in lucid, and often lurid, detail."
--Jewish News (UK)