The critically acclaimed master short-story teller Etgar Keret gave us a taste of his magic with his new collection of stories, Suddenly, A Knock on the Door. More absurd, humorous, surreal and compassionate than ever, they reflect Israel’s uncanny reality. Yet, at the same time, Keret’s characters are defined by a familiar and fierce humanity which is truly universal. Etgar spoke to Tim Samuels accompanied by readings from Ilan Goodman.
Etgar Keret is a leading voice in Israeli literature and cinema. He is the author of five bestselling collections, which have been translated into twenty-nine languages, writes for prominent international journals and newspapers and has also written a number of award-winning screenplays. Jellyfish, his directorial debut with his wife Shira Geffen, won the Camera d’Or prize for best first feature at Cannes in 2007.
Tim Samuels is an investigative journalist, documentary filmmaker and broadcaster. He is the recipient of three Royal Television Society awards.
Ilan Goodman is a graduate of RADA. He was at the Old Vic Theatre in Six Degrees of Separation, made his National Theatre debut in Danton's Death and his Royal Court debut in Chicken Soup with Barley. He is Henry Goodman's son.
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