Etkar Keret

Etkar Keret

Writer Etkar Keret visited the University of Iowa campus Oct. 22, 2015 to deliver the fourth lecture in the Creative Matters series sponsored by the UI Office of the Vice President for Research. Below are stories, text, video, photos, and other materials chronicling and related to the visit.

photo of Etgar Keret

Hailed as the voice of young Israel and one of its most radical and extraordinary writers, Etgar Keret is internationally acclaimed for his short stories.

Etgar Keret is the author of The Seven Good Years; Suddenly, A Knock on the Door; The Girl of the Fridge; Bus Driver Who Wanted to Be God; Missing Kissinger; and Gaza Blues.


A video of the remarks is also available at

Photos by Miranda Meyer.

Creative Matters is an initiative of the UI Arts Advancement Committee and is sponsored by the UI Office of the Vice President for Research.

Five speakers have been confirmed so far, and detailed information is available online at

All events are free and open to the public.

The Office of the Vice President for Research provides resources and support to researchers and scholars at the University of Iowa and to businesses across Iowa with the goal of forging new frontiers of discovery and innovation and promoting a culture of creativity that benefits the campus, the state, and the world.

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Download posters of the series: ver.A | ver.B