Etgar Keret was born in Tel Aviv in 1967 and is one of the leading voices in Israeli literature and cinema. He has published works in a variety of formats including short stories, novellas and graphic novels, as well as a number of award winning screenplays. His books, bestsellers in Israel, have been published in twenty-nine different languages. His first film, Malka Red-Heart, won the Israeli 'Oscar' for best television drama, as well as acclaim at several international film festivals, and his most recent, Jellyfish, won the prestigious 2007 'Camera d'Or' Award, at the 60th Cannes Festival. His first collection of stories to be published in the UK was The Nimrod Flip-Out and his second collection, Missing Kissinger, was published in 2007. In 2010 he was awarded the Chevalier medallion of France's Order of Arts and Letters.