Sayed Kashua

Sayed Kashua

Photo by Max Shay.

Sayed Kashua, celebrated author, columnist and screenwriter of the award-winning television show, Arab Labor [Avoda Aravit], conducted a series of lectures and workshops with Brandeis students March 8-10, 2010.

On March 9, 2010, the wider community enjoyed the screening of the "Passover" episode of his hit series Arab Labor at Wasserman Cinematheque. The show, based on his satirical weekly column in the Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz, is among the top 10 most popular shows on Israeli TV, filmed in Arabic and Hebrew and boasting a mostly Arab cast.

After the screening, he answered questions from the audience as well as conducting a book signing.

Widely acknowledged as a fresh and unique literary voice, his novels, "Dancing Arabs" and "Let it be Morning," have been translated into multiple languages. He is the recipient of the Prime Minister's prize and the winner of Italy's prestigious Grinzane Cavour prize.

He lives near Jerusalem and writes a satirical column for Ha'aretz, the premier Israeli newspaper. Currently, he is writing the screenplay for "Dancing Arabs," which is being made into a movie.