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March 7th, 2016
Episode 862 of 973 episodes
What’s it like to raise a child in Israel today, with war as a constant backdrop? That’s one of the questions Etgar Keret explores inThe Seven Good Years– his new memoir charting the time between his son’s birth and his father’s death. The book’s ruminations, like much of Keret’s writing, unfolds with poignancy and playfulness, wit and tenderness. A major voice in Israeli literature, the author is beloved for his wisdom, heart and surreal humour –qualities which have earned him fans including Clive James, Salman Rushdie and Gary Shteyngart, as well as regular appearances on This American Life and translations into 37 languages. Etgar Keret Keret visits Melbourne to discuss his diverse career – covering his short stories, radio journalism, film and TV, graphic novels and children’s books –as well as his personal essays inThe Seven Good Yearsabout family and fatherhood in Tel Aviv. Delve into creativity, conflict and black humour with one of Israel’s most celebrated writers.