Etgar Keret Wins Charles Bronfman Prize

By Dianna Dilworth 

Israeli author Etgar Keret has won The Charles Bronfman Prize. The prize includes a $100,000 purse.

The acclaimed storyteller was selected as the 2016 prize recipient “in recognition of his work conveying Jewish values across cultures and imparting a humanitarian vision throughout the world.” Keret is known for his short stories, graphic novels, film and television projects.  His work has been published in 46 countries and translated into 41 languages. It has been featured in numerous publications including: The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Le Monde, The Paris Review, Zoetrope and NPR.

The Prize was established in 2004 by Ellen Bronfman Hauptman and Stephen Bronfman, to honor their father Charles Bronfman.