Etgar Keret is the acclaimed author of several wonderful and widely translated short story collections, children’s books, graphic novels, TV scripts, screenplays, and more. He’s also the newest member of the failbetter family, via his short story “What Do We Have in Our Pockets?”. You can read a short interview with him over at failbetter.
This little piggy was featured in Tatia Rosenthal’s $9.99, which was based on several Keret stories (the piggy is from “Breaking the Pig”). We’ll be auctioning off our little piggy friend at an event at Brooklyn’s powerHouse Arena on April 29. Proceeds are to benefit PEN American Center, so while bidding will start at $9.99, I’m seriously considering moving the decimal point.
Keret will be in conversation with Paris Review editor Lorin Stein that night. And there might be a reading by a mystery guest.
A thought in the shape of a movie, based on the story, “A Thought in the Shape of a Story” by Etgar Keret.
An interview with Etgar Keret in the Guardian:
Etgar Keret: ‘I feel more Jewish than Israeli’
The acclaimed Israeli writer explains why his latest collection of short stories took him 10 years to write.
Robin Goldfin adapted “Suddenly, a Knock on the Door,” which was performed at Artistic New Directions' Evening of Eclectic Shorts.
This photo by Joshua Simpson (Brooklyn) draws from the Keret story, Cheesus Christ: “It’s embarrassing for me, and, if you don’t mind my saying so, for the whole chain.”