Read Etgar Keret’s First Short Story

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

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.

My Jewish Characters

A writer considers the fictions of religious identity—in life and on the page

The Maiden of Brooklyn

Tablet Fiction: a haunting tale of sexual abuse among the Orthodox

I.B. Singer, the Last Demon

In stories written in Poland and the U.S., the modernist master Isaac Bashevis Singer mined folk tales to convey the 20th century’s essential cruelty

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

Fantasyland

Michael Chabon may finally score a hit as a screenwriter for Disney’s new sci-fi flick John Carter. But will success in Hollywood ruin his fiction?

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