My Literary Top 10:
Tel Aviv native Etgar Keret started writing in 1992 at the age of 25. He has since published four books of short stories, one novella, three books of comics and a children's book, which have received international acclaim and been translated into 20 languages, including Korean and Chinese. His book Missing Kissinger has been listed among the 50 most important Israeli books of all time. His story 'The Nimrod Flip-Out' was published in Francis Ford Coppola's magazine, Zoetrope (2004). Keret’s stories have also been the source of inspiration for over 40 short films, several of which have won prizes. Missing Kissinger is published in the UK by Chatto & Windus, and is longlisted for the 2007 Frank O’Connor international fiction award.