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Etgar Keret

Biography

Etgar Keret

Etgar Keret was born in Tel Aviv in 1967. He is a recipient of the French Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, a lecturer at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, and the author, most recently, of the memoir THE SEVEN GOOD YEARS and the story collection SUDDENLY, A KNOCK ON THE DOOR. His work has appeared in The New YorkerThe Wall Street JournalThe Paris Review and The New York Times, among many other publications, and on “This American Life,” where he is a regular contributor.

Etgar Keret

Books by Etgar Keret

by Etgar Keret - Memoir, Nonfiction

The seven years between the birth of Etgar Keret’s son and the death of his father were good years, though still full of reasons to worry. Lev is born in the midst of a terrorist attack. Etgar’s father gets cancer. The threat of constant war looms over their home and permeates daily life. Etgar’s siblings, all very different people who have chosen radically divergent paths in life, come together after his father’s shivah to experience the grief and love that tie a family together forever.