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Etgar Keret

Etgar Keret

A Conversation and Reading

Thursday, April 26, 2012 6:00 pm


This event took place at Chicago Sinai Congregation
15 West Delaware Place, Chicago


Equal parts Franz Kafka and Kurt Vonnegut, and suffused with inimitable and absurdist hilarity, Israeli writer Etgar Keret is a singular voice in contemporary literature. His masterful short stories, at once dark and delightfully comedic, capture human experience in all of its inspiring beauty and perplexing shortcomings. As readers, we are bewitched by the strange and surreal worlds he creates.

Etgar Keret visited Chicago to celebrate the English translation of his sixth bestselling collection, Suddenly, a Knock on the Door. Novelist Nathan Englander, translator of the collection, joined Keret in conversation.