Salman Rushdie describes Israeli short story writer Etgar Keret as “a brilliant writer” and “the voice of the next generation.”

Since the success of his second book Missing Kissinger in 1994, the 40-year-old writer has published three short story collections which have been translated into 16 languages.

Now his work has been adapted to the big screen, inspiring three internationally successful feature films which have already won prestigious awards at both the Cannes and Sundance Film Festivals.

His most recent collaboration is a unique clay-mation film called $9.99, which will hit our screens this July.