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Etgar Keret’s ‘The Seven Good Years’

The Tablet contributor’s new memoir hits the shelves on Tuesday

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Plague of the First Born

A short story for Passover by Etgar Keret

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Left and Right, Secular and Religious, Brought Together by Bible Study

Israelis from across the political and religious spectrum join a national conversation about the Tanakh, on the website 929

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From Etgar Keret to a Lovelorn Student in Dimona, Tales of the Book-Obsessed

Israel Story, Episode 3: How Yiddish books, ancient texts, and even a collection of stories make people all kinds of crazy

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Alex Karpovsky: Not Just That Guy From ‘Girls’

The actor talks writing, directing, and why he loves listening to books on tape

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Etgar Keret Tells Sayed Kashua a Story

Read the two writers’ correspondence about this summer’s war in Gaza

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Etgar Keret on the Language of the Gaza War

The Israeli novelist says we should use the word ‘compromise,’ not ‘peace’

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In Jerusalem, The Show Must Go On

New Israeli films and the occasional siren at the Jerusalem Film Festival

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Literary Festival Draws Crowds, Stirs Drama

This week’s International Writers Festival in Jerusalem

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Etgar Keret’s Advice For Writing (and Life)

The Israeli author gets real with Tavi Gevinson’s Rookie magazine

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‘Fungus’: Who’s to Blame When Bad Things Happen to Good Characters?

When authors write stories, they play God. The results can be devastating.

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Amos Oz, 74 Years Old and a National Treasure, Still Dreams of Life on the Kibbutz

In a wide-ranging conversation, Israel’s greatest novelist talks about working the land, making art, and Natalie Portman

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Read Etgar Keret’s First Short Story

The Israeli writer publishes his maiden story on Facebook, 26 years later

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Portrait of the Author as a Young Man—Serving in the Israeli Army

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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My Son’s First Election

My 7-year-old told me to vote for the party that ‘gives the most peace,’ but there were none on offer in Israel’s election

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Sundown: Bibi Vows No Settlement Demolitions

Plus debt ceiling issue likely to get kicked down the road three months

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Etgar Keret’s Dispatch from Israel

The Tablet contributor talks Gaza and war

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Tel Aviv’s Comics Knock-Out

Israeli Asaf Hanuka crashes the party in Paris, as the comic-strip-obsessed city hosts Spiegelman and Crumb

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Etgar Keret’s Chaos Theory

Suddenly, A Knock on the Door, the acclaimed Israeli writer’s new story collection, offers wry, coy looks at the paradoxes of life in the Jewish state

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Bye Bye, Baby

As children get older, they need more privacy—especially if their parents are writers. That’s why you won’t read much about my kids anymore.

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Sundown: Occupy Kaddish

Plus Iran’s missiles, Jordanian intrigue, and more

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Summer Heat

The protests in Israel these last two months were nothing short of a revolution. But can the political hope continue through the fall chill?

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Sundown: Iran and Qaeda in Cahoots?

Plus, Keret’s thin abode, Facebook won’t delete denial pages, and more

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Sundown: Syrian Stonewalling Called Out

Plus whom Anne Frank belongs to, and more

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Kill the Pig!

Today on Tablet

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Yet Another Russian-Immigrant Novel

Today on Tablet

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Pyromania, authenticity, and more

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Stop Being Polite

Today on Tablet

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Strange Bedfellows

Talking about lizards at a writers’ conference in Bali

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Whom Does Kafka Belong To?

(Maybe to a cat-lady)