Suddenly, a Knock on the Door: Stories with Etgar Keret

By | Mar 23, 2023


Born in Israel to Polish Holocaust survivors, Etgar Keret is an award-winning writer who uses a deceptively casual style for his very short, absurd, often comical stories. His work is often described as postmodern and has been compared to that of Franz Kafka, Kurt Vonnegut and Italo Calvino.

In conversation with Moment book review editor Amy E. Schwartz.

“Suddenly, a Knock on the Door” 

Israel at 75 offers a far richer culture than a visitor can grasp from just following its politics or visiting its tourist sites. One powerful way to plunge deeper is to read Israeli literature. Like the Talmud, though, it’s a vast sea. Where should you start?

This program is part of the Israel@75 Book Series, co-sponsored by The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and Moment Magazine, that explores today’s Israel through the eyes of writers in a kaleidoscope of genres: novel, memoir, short stories, poems. For each work, we offer a special guest: the author, the translator, or a scholar who guides readers through the text as well as field readers’ questions. Moment book review editor Amy E. Schwartz leads these conversations.


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