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The Borders of Language: An Interview with Etgar Keret

Image: Etgar Keret in Florence, Italy, 2016. Photograph by Jessie Chaffee. Etgar Keret is a fiction and nonfiction writer, graphic novelist, and playwright from Israel. He is the author of several short story collections, including The Girl on the Fridge and The Bus Driver Who Wanted To Be God, and the memoir The Seven Good Years. His work has been translated into thirty-seven languages and has appeared in the New Yorker, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York...

Translation Roundup

READ Translation News Congratulations to Suzanne Jill Levine, winner of the 2012 PEN Center USA Translation Prize, for her translation of Jose Donoso's The Lizard's Tale: A Novel! Interviews, Articles, Reviews According to Israeli author Etgar Keret, “Translators are like ninjas. If you notice them, they’re no good." He spoke with Nathan Englander this week, at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. Martin Chalmer talks to Madeleine LaRue about...

Interviews Etgar Keret on Tradition, Translation, and Alien Toasters

Adam Rovner interviews Etgar Keret as part of WWB's month-long discussion of Etgar Keret's Girl on the Fridge. You can find links to other posts and essays in this series at the bottom of the page, and feel free to join in the discussion in the blogs, all this month.—Editors Adam Rovner: Readers seem to be drawn to Israeli literature because of their interest in the political conflicts of the Middle East. Yet your work is only obliquely political, and you yourself...

On Etgar Keret

Phillip Lopate's essay was included in the accompanying booklet to WWB's March 5th event at the Idlewild bookstore in New York City. It is also part of our ongoing discussion of Etgar Keret's Girl on the Fridge, all this March, moderated by Adam Rovner.—Editors Like any magician worth his salt, Etgar Keret starts with mundane objects and familiar scenarios, then transforms them into utterly unpredictable shapes. Sometimes the magic is white, sometimes black: if the...

The Necessity of Choosing

Miriam Shlesinger's essay was included in the accompanying booklet to WWB's March 5th event at the Idlewild bookstore in New York City. It is also part of our month-long discussion of Etgar Keret's Girl on the Fridge. You can find links to other essays in this series at the bottom of the page.—Editors From the point of view of the translator at any moment of his work, translating is a decision process—a series of consecutive situations—moves, as in a...

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