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Baruch College's Jewish Studies Center Hosts Reading With Acclaimed Writer Etgar Keret


NEW YORK, NY- November 9, 2012 The Jewish Studies Center at Baruch College will present The Real and The Imagined: Talk and Reading with Etgar Keret. The event is scheduled for 3 p.m., November 15 in the Newman Conference Center Room 750, inside the Information and Technology Building and is co-sponsored by Baruchs Harman Writer-in-Residence Program and Hillel at Baruch.

Etgar Keret is a bestselling author in Israel and is internationally known for his short stories. His books have been published in 22 languages. They include Bus Driver Who Wanted to Be God (2004, St. Martins Press); The Nimrod Flip-Out (2006, Farrar, Straus & Giroux); Missing Kissinger (2007, Chatto & Windus); and Gaza Blues (2004, David Paul). His most recent book, Suddenly a Knock on the Door (2010, MacMillan) was a #1 bestseller in Israel and has just been released in the United States.

WHAT: The Real and the Imagined: Talk and Reading with Etgar Keret

WHEN: 3 p.m. 4 p.m.
Thursday, November 15

WHERE: Baruch College Information and Technology Building
Newman Conference Center, 151 East 25th Street (between 3rd and Lex)
7th Floor, Room 750

Admission is free. To register, contact Jessica Lang at 646-312-3975 or e-mail

The Jewish Studies Center in the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences at Baruch College reflects the legacy and heritage of the college, its tradition of educating New York City immigrants, its diverse population, and its special relationship to and place within Manhattan.

About Baruch College:
Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 17,000 students, who represent 160 countries and speak more than 100 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 5 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world. For more about Baruch College, go to

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