Surreal, edgy and darkly comic, Etgar Keret has established his reputation as a major international talent. In Israel, he’s seen as a worthy successor to the Amos Oz generation with work that is as bold and challenging as it is mischievous and playful. Keret’s work runs the gamut of literature’s potential, from flash fiction to short stories to comic books, children’s books, television and film. In conversation with Emmett Stinson.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event (and Etgar Keret’s Australian visit) has been cancelled. We apologise and hope to present it at a later date.
Born in Tel Aviv in 1967, Etgar Keret is the author of several short-story collections and graphic novels, and his books have so far been translated into 37 languages. Keret is a winner of France's prestigious Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, a lecturer at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, and the author, most recently, of the collectionSuddenly, A Knock on the Door. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, The Paris Review, and The New York Times, among many other publications, and on NPR's radio show This American Life, where he is a regular contributor.