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A Conversation and Reading
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.
Spertus was pleased to co-sponsor this program in partnership with the Chicago Humanities Festival, the Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Chicago, the Writing Program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Jewish Studies Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and The Crown Family Center for Jewish Studies, Northwestern University.