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Gender MALE
Occupation writer, student
Location Tel Aviv, Israel
Introduction Benjamin Kerstein is an Israeli-American writer, editor, and novelist.

Michael J. Totten, the prize-winning author of The Road to Fatima Gate, has called him "one of the finest American-Israeli authors of his generation."

Jay Nordlinger of the National Review has referred to his work as "some of the most intelligent, clearest, most honest writing I have read in a long time."

He lives in Tel Aviv.
Interests cinema, politics, philosophy, judaism, women, life, death, infinity, occasional bouts of manic depression, Albert Camus, transgressive literature
Favorite Movies The Conformist, Last Tango in Paris, 1900, Once Upon a Time in the West, F for Fake, 8 1/2, Pat Garret and Billy the Kid, The Searchers, Days of Heaven, Stolen Kisses, The Thin Red Line, Kedma, Without Limits, Barry Lyndon, All That Jazz, Blade Runner, Crash, Superman: The Movie
Favorite Music Bob Dylan, Miles Davis, Beethoven, Jeff Buckley, Muddy Waters, Johnny Cash, Ray Charles, John Coltrane, Pink Floyd, Mike Bloomfield, Peter Green, Aviv Gefen, David Broza, Edith Piaf, Smashing Pumpkins
Favorite Books The Stranger, The Rebel, The Great Gatsby, Death on the Installment Plan, H.P. Lovecraft:Against the World Against Life, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Lunar Park, The Elementary Particles, Whatever, The Trial, Lolita, Illuminations, Labyrinths, Jorge Luis Borges: Complete Non-Fictions, Writing Degree Zero, Writing and Difference, The Poetics of Aristotle, American Psycho, Lunar Park, Crash