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What Animal Are You?

Of the hundreds of stories I’ve written, “What Animal Are You?” is my favorite one to read at events, especially ones that happen far away from home. What’s special about this story, to me, is that its characters are my family and myself, but, unlike the autobiographical stories in my collection, The Seven Good Years, none of the events it describes really happened.

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Four Truths & A Dare

Writing a love poem to someone I don't know at all proved to be quite the dare.

Playing Truth or Dare with you guys was great fun, although a bit one-sided. Which made me think: When will I get to ask you to do strange things?

"The Middleman"

“The Middleman“, an Arte mini-series starring Mathieu Amalric, written and directed by Etgar Keret and Shira Geffen, has premiered on the Arte channel May 7th 2020.

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my legs take me toward the edge of the roof. It's like scratching a wound, like ordering another shot of Chivas when you know you've had too much to drink, like driving a car when you know you're tired, so tired.

"Fly Already"

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The Upgraded Me

In an overwhelming, unpredictable world, our virtual selves offer an appealing existential strategy.

— Illustration: Diego Patiño

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Words Without Borders, 2010

I believe that there is a truth. I believe it is very difficult to articulate that truth. I try to go in that direction, but I don’t pretend I will get there.

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New York Times, 2012

For Keret, the creative impulse resides not in a conscious devotion to the classic armature of fiction (character, plot, theme, etc.) but in an allegiance to the anarchic instigations of the subconscious. His best stories display a kind of irrepressible dream logic

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