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A Peculiar Kinship

Etgar Keret and Daniel Kehlmann in Conversation – Event Accompanying the Exhibition Inside Out – Etgar Keret

Due to health reasons, Etgar Keret is currently unable to travel to Berlin and will instead digitally participate in the event. This will take place as planned on 29 Nov with Daniel Kehlmann on-site in the Jewish Museum Berlin.

The Seven Good Years, a collection of autobiographical essays by Etgar Keret, has been published in German under the title Die sieben guten Jahre. Mein Leben als Vater und Sohn. The German translation was the work of none other than Daniel Kehlmann, who has been friends with Keret for many years. In an interview for the Welt newspaper, Keret said of Kehlmann:

“I’ve never asked someone to translate a book of mine. I think Daniel could identify very much with the subject matter... I believe there is a peculiar kinship between Israelis and Germans.”

Past event

Map with all buildings that belong to the Jewish Museum Berlin. The W. M. Blumenthal Academy is marked in green

Where

W. M. Blumenthal Academy,
Klaus Mangold Auditorium
Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin (Opposite the Museum)

Collage of two portraits: A brunette man (Daniel Kehlmann) in half-profile looking to the right, and a gray-haired man (Etgar Keret) tilting his head slightly downward and casting an intense gaze from diagonally below into the camera.

Daniel Kehlmann; photo: Beowulf Sheehan, and Etgar Keret; photo: Lielle Sand

In a conversation as part of the accompanying events program of the Inside Out – Etgar Keret exhibition, Keret and Kehlmann will delve into this “peculiar kinship” as well as the question of whether Keret’s writing is translatable into German. Kehlmann will also read some of Keret’s work in his translation.

Exhibition Inside Out – Etgar Keret: Features & Programs

Exhibition Webpage
Inside Out – Etgar Keret – 21 Oct 2022 to 5 Feb 2023
Accompanying Events
Exhibition Opening – with Etgar Keret and JMB director Hetty Berg, 20 Oct 2022, in German and English
Writing workshop On Mothers – 20 Nov 2022/11 Dec 2022/29 Jan 2023/5 Feb 2023, in German
Writing workshop On Mothers – by appointment (from 22 Oct 2022 to 5 Feb 2023 on mondays and fridays), in German
Writing workshop On Mothers – for classes from grades 7 to 13, by appointment (from 31 Oct 2022 to 3 Feb 2023 on mondays and fridays), in German
Screening of The Middleman – Miniseries by Etgar Keret and Shira Geffen, 27 Nov 2022, in German
CANCELLED: Artist Talk on The Middleman – with Etgar Keret and Shira Geffen, 27 Nov 2022
A Peculiar Kinship – Etgar Keret and Daniel Kehlmann in conversation, 29 Nov 2022
See also
Etgar Keret, Author and Screenwriter

Where, when, what?

  • When Tue 29 Nov 2022, 7 pm
  • Where W. M. Blumenthal Academy,
    Klaus Mangold Auditorium

    Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin
    (Opposite the Museum)

    See location on map
  • Entry fee

    6 €, reduced rate 3 €

  • Tickets If there are no tickets left for this event, it is, however, still worthwhile to ask at the box office on the evening of the event. Unclaimed tickets are given to people from the waiting list approxi­mately 15 minutes before the event starts.

    Corona rulesAll guests to live events are required to follow the current hygiene regulations of the Jewish Museum Berlin.

    LanguageThe event will be conducted in English, reading in German and English.

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