Etgar Keret’s latest collection of short stories, The Nimrod Flip-Out (2005), confirms his reputation as Israel’s bestselling young writer and new national conscience. Keret read from these ‘bite-sized satiric tales’ and discussed ‘the difficulty of life and the easiness of writing.’
Etgar Keret’s short stories are fast paced and precise, hilarious and off-the-wall, they are also dark, sometimes violent, and often intensely poignant. They are, in short, brilliant. He discussed his very special world with journalist Hephzibah Anderson.
Etgar Keret stopped eating meat aged five after his father told him that hunters killed Bambi’s mother in order to eat her. Jonathan Safran Foer was inspired by his grandmother, a Holocaust survivor, to repudiate indifference and hypocrisy. This led him to seek the truth about the way animals are farmed, the damage this causes to both to the environment and our health.
Could vegetarianism be the new kashrut? No need to eat meat to be incisive, funny and brilliant.
This was a unique opportunity to meet with award-winning writer Etgar Keret who read some stories about writing (some yet unpublished) and spoke about the creative process. This was followed by a serious discussion about story writing.