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  • In ‘Tel Aviv Noir,’ city’s underbelly gets its due

    3 weeks ago

    Asked by a literary magazine to name an Israeli author deserving of English translation, Etgar Keret — the Tel Aviv-based writer whose short stories have been published to worldwide acclaim — named novelist Gadi Taub.

    A year later, Keret has been instrumental in bringing Taub’s...

  • Israeli writer Etgar Keret on the long and (very) short of it

    By Tom Teicholz

    October 30, 2013 | 1:23 pm

    Etgar Keret, with his collections “The Nimrod Flip-Out” and the recently published “Suddenly, a Knock on the Door,” reinvigorated the short story (and the short, short story). The author, whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, Zoetrope and on “This American Life,” recently...

  • Sept. 28–Oct. 4

    By Laura Donney

    September 24, 2013 | 4:13 pm

    SAT | SEP 28

    “THE GUARDSMAN”

    If you thought your beautiful new spouse was cheating on you, wouldn’t you create a disguise and test her fidelity? Ferenc Molnar’s comic game of love and marriage may or may not remind you of you and yours, but with wit and deception aplenty, it’ll...

  • May 29, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 29, 2012 | 4:38 am

    Syria is looking like Bosnia 20 years ago

    Despite the ongoing violence in Syria, in particular the massacre in Houla ‎over the weekend, it is seems less and less likely that an end is in sight, ‎writes Ian Black in the Guardian.

    Hanging over the whole bleak story is this...

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  • Films: Suicide victims seek love in limbo

    By Susan Karlin

    October 25, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Despite their focus on death and suicide, Etgar Keret's stories keep finding new life after publication -- from foreign reprints to re-imaginings as graphic novels and films.

    The latest of those incarnations, the award-winning independent film, "Wristcutters: A Love Story," has...

  • Minimalist Keret Reads

    By Jessica Steinberg

    April 5, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Etgar Keret is coming to Los Angeles, but fear not. This brilliant young Israeli writer of his generation, a skillful satirist who seems to have a knack for expressing the emotions, thoughts and language of his peers, has not gone completely Hollywood.

    He has returned to fiction,...

  • A Different Israel

    By Tom Teicholz

    November 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    When Israel is discussed these days, more often than not it is in terms of an existential crisis, or "the situation," or as the subject of international news headlines. However, reading recently published works by three different Israeli fiction authors, Etgar Keret, Benjamin Tammuz...
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