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"Missing Kissinger" gets the [£4,000] Wingate prize

May. 19th, 2008 | 06:36 pm

Jewish Chronicle:
Etgar Keret is the winner of the 2008 Jewish Quarterly Wingate Literary Prize for his imaginative and mischievous collection of short stories, Missing Kissinger (Chatto & Windus). The 41-year-old Israeli writer and film-maker triumphed over Tom Segev, Philip Davis and Philippe Grimbert, and wins £4,000
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NY Times on "The Girl on the Fridge"

May. 19th, 2008 | 07:08 pm

NY Times reviews "the girl on the fridge"
“And Michal — she’s the prettiest girl in the school, probably — came by and she said we were all disgusting and like animals, and I barfed but not because of her.” Keret often punctuates his stories with this type of upsetting but also vaguely funny ending. When these final sentences hit, they hit hard, like literary afterburners that push the stories deeper into your gut.
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