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Man Booker Prize winner Paul Beatty to attend Jerusalem lit fest

By May 9, 2018No Comments

Source : Times of India

The Mishkenot Sha’ananimInternational Writers Festival will have Man Booker prizewinner Paul Beatty in attendance.


Beatty won the Man Booker Prize for his book The Sellout, a novel about the reintroduction of slavery and segregation, in 2016. At the Jerusalem lit fest Beatty will be seen in conversation with Etgar Keret, an Israeli writer known for his short stories, graphic novels, and scriptwriting.

The Jerusalem lit fest is an annual affair and this is it’s sixth year running. It started on May 7 and will last four days. Apart from Beatty, the lit fest will also has several known authors in attendance. Ari Folman and David Polonsky will be talking about their joint project, Anne Frank, The Graphic Novel. Nathan Hill, write of The Nix will be speaking about adapting books for television.

Alona Kimhi and Zoya Cherkassky will discuss their Ukrainian childhoods and immigration to Israel.

Francesca Segal, Graeme Simsion will also be in attendance.


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