25 Apr, 2012
There are so many things to like about this morning’s connection to Tom Ashbook’s interview with Israeli writer, Etgar Keret on NPR’s OnPoint. First is the interview itself; an intimate and authentic conversation between these two gentle men. Second, is a glimpse of the audible version of several of the short stories in his new book, Suddenly, A Knock at the Door. It sent me immediately to iTunes to download the book. And next it took me on an web journey to find out more about Etgar Keret, a remarkable writer and human being.
“Etgar Keret writes stories so short and weird and wonderful they make you stop and think… Keret is a fabulist, and hip, and deep. And Israeli. Critics compare him to Kafka, Kurt Vonnegut, Woody Allen. A writer who knows what Bruno Bettelheim called ‘the uses of enchantment,’ in a life and place that can seem relentlessly brutal.” Tom Ashbrook, NPR’s On Point
Photo: Moshe Shai