Israeli author finalist for fiction prize


Israeli author and filmmaker Etgar Keret is a finalist for the richest prize in short fiction writing.

Keret is among the six finalists for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Prize for his collection “Missing Kissinger.” The prize is 35,000 euro – $47,500.

In May, Keret won the Camera D’Or prize as the best director at the Cannes film festival for “Meduzot” (“Jellyfish”), a film about three women in Tel Aviv, which he made with writer Shira Geffen.

The other O’Connor finalists include writers from Ireland, Great Britain, the United States, New Zealand and Iceland. The first two winners were Chinese author Liyun Li in 2005 and Japan’s Haruki Marukami in 2006.

The winner will be announced at the end of the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Festival in Cork, Ireland, on Sept. 23.

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