Etgar Keret is a Tel Aviv-based filmmaker and fiction writer. He writes a regular column from Israel for Tablet.
When authors write stories, they play God. The results can be devastating.
My brother was the first to read one of my stories. His unexpected reaction helped me understand the magic of writing.
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