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Etgar Keret sometimes worries about what’s happening to Palestinians

Israeli memoirist Etgar Keret's new book has been almost universally lauded in the U.S. Claire Paddock finds it to be a justification of Jewish privilege with a smug tone, reminiscent of the French aristocracy

Etgar Keret Q & A

At Guernica Meakin Armstrong has a Q & A with Etgar Keret, We Can Try to Be Human. Among his observations: In America, where writers are preoccupied with the craft of writing, I always try to introduce this concept of the badly written...Show More Summary

The Seven Good Years by Etgar Keret

Sean Carman reviews The Seven Good Years by Etgar Keret today in Rumpus Books.

12 Questions for Israeli Writer Etgar Keret

Nearly a decade ago, on the day Etgar Keret’s son was born, a Palestinian militant blew himself up at the entrance to a mall north of Tel Aviv, killing five people. The bombing occurred shortly after Keret’s wife went into labor. So at the hospital, the excitement of his son’s birth fused with the tragedy. Show More Summary

Broken Mirrors

Etgar Keret, one of Israel’s best-known fiction writers, has a new memoir out, The Seven Good Years. The book covers a seven-year stretch between the birth of his son and the death of his father. At The Rumpus, Ryan Krull talks with Keret about the memoir, nuclear politics and living in Warsaw. You could also […]

The Rumpus Interview with Etgar Keret

Writer Etgar Keret talks about his new memoir The Seven Good Years, the early criticism he faced as a writer, and the surreal that is always waiting.

Etgar Keret: By the Book

The novelist, story writer and author, most recently, of the memoir “The Seven Good Years,” is a fan of Kafka. “It was a great comfort to discover a writer who seemed to be even more stressed and screwed up than I was.”

Etgar Keret’s ‘The Seven Good Years: A Memoir’

An Israeli writer describes a parent’s daily life in a combat zone.

How To Lose A Father And Become One, In The Words Of Etgar Keret

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

E tgar Keret wrote his first personal essay the day he became a father, which also happened to be the same day as a terrorist attack near the hospital where his wife was giving birth in Israel. As Keret waited in the maternity ward,Show More Summary

How To Lose A Father And Become One, In The Words Of Etgar Keret

E tgar Keret wrote his first personal essay the day he became a father, which also happened to be the same day as a terrorist attack near the hospital where his wife was giving birth in Israel. As Keret waited in the maternity ward,Show More Summary

Book Notes - Etgar Keret "The Seven Good Years"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Bret Easton Ellis, Kate Christensen, Kevin Brockmeier, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee...

Shorties (Comics with Culinary Themes, An Aggregated List of the Best Albums of 2015, and more)

Paste recommended comics with culinary themes. An aggregated list of the top albums of 2015 so far. Read an excerpt from Etgar Keret's memoir The Seven Good Years. The Weepies reviewed Rocky Votolato's Hospital Handshakes album at The Talkhouse. The...

Excerpt: Etgar Keret's "The Seven Good Years: A Memoir"

Etgar Keret is not your usual memoirist. For his first foray into the genre—he is the author of several lauded short story collections—Keret chose the titular Seven Good Years between the birth of his son and the death of his...

10 Must-Read Books for June

Always the sleeper month, poised on the edge of beach weather, June often yields the best mix of diverting and satisfying reads. And, this year, they come in pairs. Take the absurdist visions of Etgar Keret and Milan Kundera, or theShow More Summary

Shorties (March New Book Previews, Leonard Nimoy's Music Career, and more)

Bustle, BuzzFeed, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, and Flavorwire recommended March's best new books. Stereogum looked back on Leonard Nimoy's music career. Stream a new Courtney Barnett song. In the New Yorker's fiction podcast Etgar Keret read and discussed short fiction by...

Fiction Podcast: Etgar Keret Reads Donald Barthelme

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This Week in Fiction: Etgar Keret

In your story in this week’s issue, “One Gram Short,” a man hesitates to ask a woman he likes to a movie, because he feels that it implies too much desire or commitment. Instead, he thinks, he will invite her to smoke a joint. Do you...Show More Summary

Indian Summer: An Open Letter to Sayed Kashua on the occasion of his piece in the New Yorker

Hatim Kanaaneh writes an open letter to author, and fellow Palestinian citizen of Israel, Sayed Kashua about the recent correspondence between Keshua and Israeli novelist Etgar Keret that was published in the New Yorker.

The Freedom Of Fiction

by Dish Staff Etgar Keret speculates about why he turned to writing: What I feel about fiction is that it’s removed from life, that nothing in it is real, the characters can die or have wings. For me it’s a great release. I’m the kind of person who thinks about the consequences of his actions. […]

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